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Hello families! It’s already March – are you ready for spring? We didn’t have much of a winter, but whatever it was, we’re ready for it to be over! What better way to forget about winter than to start planning your summer? This issue features our annual Summer Guide and it’s filled with great camps, classes, activities and more to plan the best summer your children have ever had! Happy spring! – Kathy & Rob Fridge, parents and publishers

FEATURES Where do KIDS EAT FREE? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Kids Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 2013 Summer Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Amusements & Entertainment Arkansas State Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Bouncers in Republic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Dickerson Park Zoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Discovery Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Hollywood Theaters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Jump Mania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Springfield-Greene County Park Board . . . . 25 Springfield Little Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Titanic Museum Attraction - Branson . . . . 47 Business Opportunities Hidden Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Churches First Free Evangelical Free Church . . . . . . . . .39 James River Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 University Heights Baptist Church . . . . . . . . .21 Education Club Z! Tutoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Developmental Center of the Ozarks . . . . . . .22 Developmental Learning Center . . . . . . . . . . .30 The Goddard School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Grow 2 Know Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Kids First Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Kumon Math . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Little Blessings Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Little Spanish Playschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 New Covenant Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Fundraising Events Junior League’s Pitter Pat Run . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Furniture & Decorating Children’s Orchard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Christie’s Custom Creations . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Murals by Sherri Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Hair Cuts & Salons Cookie Cutters Hair Cuts for Kids . . . . . . . . . .9 Fantastic Sam’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Pigtails & Crewcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Health & Wellness Active Life Chiropractic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Cox Health System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Hawkins Family Chiropractic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Little Grins Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Mercy Children’s Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Instructional Programs & Lessons A & B Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 All-Star Gymnastics and Cheer . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Ann’s Performing Arts Center . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 B-Sew Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Children’s Music Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Credo Dance Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Cub Creek Science Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 DiVentures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Dynamics Gymnastics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Harman’s ATA Martial Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Libby Ferguson Horse Training Center . . . . . .33 Martial Arts USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

Noah’s Art. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Rick Grayson Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Sac River Stables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Singularity-Gymnastics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Springfield-Greene County Park Board . . . . 25 Springfield Gymnastics & Aquatics . . . . . . . .24 Springfield Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Summertime Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Mural & Portrait Artists Murals by Sherri Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 New Clothing & Accessories Children’s Orchard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Party Ideas, Activities & Supplies All-Star Gymnastics & Cheer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Bouncers in Republic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 DiVentures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Hollywood Theaters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Jump Mania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Libby Ferguson Horse Training Center . . . . . .33 Martial Arts USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Marty the Magician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Noah’s Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Titanic Museum Attraction - Branson . . . . 47 Village Pottery Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Playground Equipment Kids@Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Professional Services Right On Renovations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 The Waite Law Firm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Ultrasona of the Ozarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Resale & Consignment Children’s Orchard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Just Between Friends Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Just 4 You Resale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Rhea Lana’s Consignment Event . . . . . . . . . . .17 Restaurants McDonald’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Village Pottery Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Summer Camps & Programs Cub Creek Science Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Drury University Pre-College Camps . . . . . . . .12 Journeys of Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 La Boutique Resale Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 The Mobile Learning Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 OTC Kids’ College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Second Baptist Church Arts Festival . . . . . . .14 Springfield Ballet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Springfield Little Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

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 Kathy Trumbly, web graphic design Susan Cage, client service Kelly, Elizabeth, Robin, Christie, Corey, Danielle 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 March 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 an adult combo and get 2 kids packs for 99¢ each after 4 p.m. Battlefield location ONLY – also, all day Saturdays and Sundays. 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. 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 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, 4-9 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 - 887-5555. 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. Buckingham's BBQ Restaurant - 606 W. Mount Vernon in Nixa - 724-2344 and 2415 N. Glenstone Ave. in Springfield, 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.

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Hope and enpowerment. As the parent of a child with Down Syndrome, you and your child could benefit from a trusted team of professionals to help make your child’s quality of life the very best it can be. We can guide you in assembling that team with therapists, educators and resources that can provide help and enpowerment to your child and you. We recommend focusing on these areas: • Speech clarity • Language development • Parent training

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MONDAYS - continued 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. Dine in only. Deal available Monday through Saturday. 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. 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 4-8 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. For children 12 years old and younger.

TUESDAYS Bair’s All-American Sports Grill - Republic - 1644 US Hwy 60 East - 732-5077. From 4 p.m. until closing at the Republic location ONLY, kids 14 years and younger can get a meal off the kids menu for $1.99 with each regularlypriced adult entree purchased. No other discounts or coupons can be used with this offer. 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. Coyote's Adobe Cafe - 807 N. Main in Nixa - 725-6803 – Get one free kids meal for each adult entree purchased all day. 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 up to 2 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. McDonald’s - Tuesday nights – 4-8 p.m. are Family Nights! Kids get Happy Meals for only $1.99. Check your favorite location for participation. 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. 11 a.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. Shoney's - 3731 N. Glenstone in Springfield. Kids 4 and under eat free daily with purchase of adult entree. Kids 5-10 eat free off kids meal menu with the purchase of adult entree. Must purchase a minimum of 1 adult meal to get a child’s meal deal. Does not include drink. Maximum of 2 free kids meals per family. Dine in only.

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. 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.

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New classes starting NOW for the Spring!

Early registration also available for Fall, too.

Call today to learn more! 417-425-4618 CMA’s piano/music lessons are weekly, 1-hour group classes for ages 3-9.

Children’s Music Academy teaches students piano and keyboard playing, singing, harmony, note reading, ear training, rhythm, composition, ensemble playing, recorder and guitar in a fun, positive and creative atmosphere.

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

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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 entrée 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 Combo” 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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Betty Allison Junior Golf Course at Rivercut Free golf for kids!* Golf birthday parties available Tri Golf League beginning in April – ages 5-10

LPGA girls golf beginning in June – ages 7-17

Junior Golf Camps – June, July & August Call 823-7888 for details *must have an adult to supervise

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Summer music camps that rock! Age & experience specific for ages 3 to 17 years.

Call us today to learn more! 3100 S. Fremont Springfield, Missouri 417.881.1373 www.springfield-music.com

Credo Summer Camps and Classes Growing Little Ladies

This week-long workshop teaches excellence, elegance and etiquette through Ballet and timeless principles. Daily schedule is 9 a.m. to Noon. Girls ages 4 to 10 years.

Summer Classes Summer Intensive with Steve Rooks

A great way to try ballet or stay involved in dance this summer! Classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Featuring Steve Rooks (Former Early Bird Principal Dancer with Martha Discount Graham). Hone your skills in deadline for ALL Modern Dance and Classical programs is MAY 10th. Ballet with this high-energy Call 496-9527 for workshop. For ages 10 to adult. more info. Intermediate level ballet training required for this intensive.

931 S. Kickapoo

Enroll now for summer!

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Come play with us – take a tour today! We have openings for our morning sessions! Now enrolling for fall morning classes and full-time Our facility is fully-remodeled and ready for more students

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There’s more to Easter than bunnies and candy, but what exactly? Why do we celebrate a man’s death on the cross. And what does it have to do with you? We want you to know the real story, because Easter has the power to transform your life! This Easter, join us for a look back at the origin of this holiday and at a moment that changed the world.

Celebrate Easter Sunday with us at 9:00 or 10:45 a.m. Sunday, March 31st.

Free childcare provided for infant through 4th Grade!

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Need a craft project for this summer? A birthday your child will love and so will you!

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based on the works of Dr. Seuss. Springfield Little Theatre has two showing times this day; 2:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s performance is a matinee at 2:30 p.m. Springfield Little Theatre located at 311 E. Walnut Avenue. For tickets, call 869-1334 or info, call 869-3869. 9 Saturday – 16 Saturday If you need something to do during spring break, head over to the Discover Center for Spy Week. Test your memory with a suspect identification game, search clues with binoculars, take your fingerprints and blow them up for a closer inspection – everyone has a unique fingerprint, crack a code to a top secret message. Discovery Center, 438 E. St. Louis St., Springfield or for more info, call 417-862-9910. 11 Monday – 15 Friday Libby Ferguson’s Horse Training Center offers a week-long spring break camp for children. Riding camps are available for all ages and skill levels. Camps are designed to be a great first introduction to the world of horses. No prior horse experience is necessary! Campers will take part in all aspects of horse care as well as two daily group riding sessions and have time for a little “horsey play” too. For info, go to libbyfergusonhorsetraining.com or call 894-8221. See ad on page 33. 14 Thursday Spring break Crafternoon! Drop in for crafts and games to keep you busy during spring break at the Library Center. Bring your imagination, materials will be provided. The Library Center is located at 4653 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield. Call 882-0714 for more info. 16 Saturday Do you like trains? If so OMRA, Ozarks Model Railroad Show & Swap Meet, will be at Remington’s today! View displays of layouts, ride the kiddie train, test your skills operating a train on a virtual railroad, participate in a tracklaying contest, earn a whistle blower’s certificate, door prizes and much more. Admissions are $7 for adults and children 12 and under are free. A portion of the admission will go to Crosslines. For more info, please visit www.omraspringfield.org. Remington’s located at 1655 W. Republic Rd., Springfield. 16 Saturday What a great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and watch a St. Patrick’s Day parade – the 33rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration begins at Noon with food and vendors. Then, at 12:30 p.m., the Irish pet contest begins. Parade starts at 2 p.m! For parade route and more info, please visit www.springfieldstpatparade.org. 17 Sunday – 23 Saturday Meet 10 of your favorite Titanic authors during Author’s Week at the Titanic in Branson. Also, the entire month of March, Titanic, celebrates the Irish! Visit and enjoy music, singing,

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. Now through March 3 “Seussical Jr.” comes to life at the Springfield Little Theatre, based on the works of Dr. Seuss, a fantastical, magical, musical adventure with Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz and gaggle of delightful Seuss characters who try to restore harmony to the Jungle of Nool. Springfield Little Theatre, 311 E. Walnut Avenue. For tickets, call 869-1334 or for more info, call 869-3869. Now through March 15 If you are a history buff, head over to the History Museum on the Square and view their exhibit of Sun, Sports and Summer Fun. The exhibit is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Springfield-Greene County Park Board. Travel back to 1913 and see all that the Park Board has done over the years. The History Museum on the Square located at 155 Park Central Square. For more info, please visit www.springfieldhistorymuseum.org or call 832-1200. 2 Saturday It’s Dr. Seuss’ 109th birthday! The Library Center, Ash Grove, Fair Grove, and the Willard Branch Library’s all have big activities planned for Seuss’s birthday. You and the whole family can celebrate with the Fair Grove Branch Library and enjoy his more “fishy side.” Listening to “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,” even name a new Library pet – a goldfish! Enjoy Seuss-themed crafts, games, books and even celebrate with a birthday cake at the Library Center! It is going to be a fantastic Seussical fun day! Please visit www.thelibrary.org for more information on participating locations and times. 2 Saturday, 16 Saturday Bring your 2-6 year-old to the Moxie Cinema for films, art and fun at 10 a.m! These interactive programs are free and everyone is welcome. March 2, Mama Jean’s is the sponsor and the theme will be “New Adventures.” The Moxie is located at 431 S. Jefferson in Springfield, entrance on Pershing St. across from the Downtown Y, 429-0801. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 2 Saturday & 3 Sunday It is a big day for Dr. Seuss, it’s his birthday! Celebrate his birthday by watching a play the whole family will love! Watch as “Seussical Jr.” comes to life at the Springfield Little Theatre, Remember to say “I found it in Kids Directory!”

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March Kids Directory Rhea Lana ad from page 17 and shop early at their Private Sale that begins at 6 p.m. The sale will be in the shopping center next to Kohl’s, 1839 E. Independence, Springfield. For more info, call 766-3541 or go to www.rhealana.com. 24 Sunday through 28 Thursday Rhea Lana’s Children’s Consignment event officially begins today! Shop for gently-used children’s clothing, toys, baby gear, maternity clothing, nursery furniture and more. Sale is located at 1839 E. Indepence, Springfield. See ad on page 17. 26 Tuesday Parent Educators from Parents as Teachers will offer a “Nature at its Best” storytime at the Nature Center. Enjoy stories, activities and finger plays designed for children from birth to age five. Each session is 45 minutes in length. No registration is required. Springfield Nature Center is located at 4601 S. Nature Center Way, Springfield. 27 Wednesday Do you like flowers? Ages 7 and up are welcome to take a stroll with the Conservation Nature Center on the trails for a close look at spring wildflowers. Registration begins March 1. For more info, please call 888-4237. Springfield Conservation Nature Center is located at 4601 S. Nature Center Way, Springfield. 30 Saturday University Heights Baptist Church is hosting a community Easter egg hunt! Join them from 10 a.m-11:30 a.m. for some fun hunting Easter eggs. Infants through 5th graders are welcome to participate. For info, please call 862-0789 or visit www.uhbc.org. See ad page 32. 30 Saturday James River Assembly hosts its annual Easter Egg Hunt, 9 a.m.-Noon today. This FREE indoor event is come and go and features a ton of fun for the kids. Activities include an Easter egg hunt, inflatables, free doughnuts and juice, face painting, live music and of course – candy! Takes place at both JRA campuses. The James River/South Campus is located at 6100 N. 19th St., Ozark. James River/West Campus is located at 3953 W. FR 168, Springfield. For info, visit their website at www.jamesriver.org. See ad on page 27. 30 Saturday Bring the family and enjoy a slice of history along the Frisco Highline Trail. Run a halfmarathon or a 5K to help raise money for the Boy Scouts of America Ozarks Trails Council in the Highline Run for Scouting 2013. Register now at: Active.com or Ozarkraces.com; Ridgerunner Sports, 3057 S. Fremont; Springfield Boy Scout Center, 1616 S. Eastgate, or register by phone, call 883-1636. 31 Sunday Happy Easter to you and your family!

dancing and tall tales as they celebrate the country that gave birth to the Titanic. Titanic Museum Attraction is located at 3235 W. Hwy 76. For more info, please call 800-381-7670 or go to www.TitanicBranson.com. 19 Tuesday Bring your youngsters – ages 5 and up – to learn about our beautiful state bird, the Eastern Bluebird, at the Conservation Nature Center. Assemble a bluebird house (one per family) to take home. Registration begins March 1. For more info, call 888-4237. Springfield Conservation Nature Center is located at 4601 S. Nature Center Way, Springfield. 22 Friday through 24 Sunday Horse lovers, Horse Fest 2013 is in town at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds for the weekend! This three-day event will be filled with lots of entertainment, demonstrations, trade show, horses on display and clinicians including Julie Goodnight from the popular RFD-TV show “Horse Master.” Adults are $10, youth (13-18) $5, and children 12 and under free. For info, please visit www.horsefest.net. Ozark Empire Fairgrounds is located at 3001 N. Grant Avenue, 833-2660. 23 Saturday Ages 3-6, come meet the Salamander Family! The Nature Center will investigate some of their special features and find out why Salamanders are not lizards. Registration begins March 1. For info, call 888-4237. “Little Acorns” programs are limited to one per month. Located at 4601 S. Nature Center Way, Springfield. 23 Saturday Little Grins Dental is a brand new dental home designed for children. Today Dr. Craig and his staff invite your family to their Family Fun Day! Their new offices feature a club house-themed waiting area and indoor playground. Exam rooms feature playful murals and 3D movies. Conveniently located across from Library Center and Sam's Club at 4728 S. Campbell Ave., Ste. 120, Springfield. They will have tours of the practice, activities fun for the kids and more! For info, please visit www.littlegrinsdental.com or call 300-9424. See ad on page 24. 23 Saturday Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park is having an Easter at the Farm from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Head over to the farm for an Easter egg hunt (for kids ages 3-9), Easter crafts, inflatables, pony rides, yard games and even meet the Easter Bunny. Admission is free and some activities have a small fee. For info, call 837-5949. Rutledge-Wilson Farm is located at 3825 West Farm Rd. 146, Springfield. 23 Saturday Rhea Lana’s Children’s Consignment event officially begins tomorrow, but bring your March 2013

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Developmental Learning Center Now enrolling for Fall 2013 Preschool! N N N N N N N

Half-day Kindergarten Half-day Preschool Unique Academic Program Weekly Music Classes Weekly Motor Lab/PE Classes Christian Learning Environment Degreed Teachers

Sponsored by Evangel Temple 883-7118 N 883-0676 2020 E. Battlefield N Springfield www.developmentallearningcenter.org

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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Summer camps at the farm!

Do you have a child that loves farm animals? Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park has full- and half-day summer camp programs starting in June. Campers will learn about animals, nature, and life on the farm through games, crafts, animal interactions and hands-on activities. Cost for full-day camps is $80 per camper. Half-day camps are $40 per camper. boxes as they find the answers to that question and more. We’ll also take a closer look at how vegetables grow as campers help plant a garden at the farm that will grow all season long.

Garden Gang (Ages 4-5) May 20 - May 24 • 9 a.m.-Noon May is the perfect time to start a garden. Children will learn where their food comes from and how plants grow. Each day we will have interactive lessons, games, and story times.

Earth Keepers (Ages 8-9) June 17 - June 21• 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Farmers not only “live off the land” when they grow the food that we eat, but they also affect it. Join us at the farm as we learn about the world around us through handson activities and investigations.

Rutledge-Wilson Had a Farm (Ages 4-5) June 10 - June 14 • 9 a.m.-Noon Everyone wants to visit the big red barn! Campers will learn how all the animals inside help us and make farms such a fun place to visit through animal interactions, games, activities and crafts.

Once Upon a Farm (Ages 6-7) July 8 - July 12 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Do you know who lives on a farm? Join us as we take a peek inside the barn and learn about the animals found inside, their care and the products they provide for us.

Wild Wild West (Ages 4-5) June 24 - June 28 • 9 a.m.-Noon. Calling all cowboys and cowgirls! This week, campers will participate in westernthemed activities and spend time with horses that are just their size.

Discovery Barn (Ages 6-7) July 22 - July 26 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Do you have an inquisitive child who wants to know everything about animals? In this camp, we will discover the answers to basic animal questions as we explore the barn and learn about the animals that live there.

Feathered Friends (Ages 4-5) July 15 - July 19 • 9 a.m.-Noon Summer is “egg-citing” at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park as we discover all about birds. Campers will cluck, gobble, and quack as they learn why birds are an important part of a farm through animal interactions, games, activities, and crafts.

Best in Show (Ages 10-12) August 5- August 9 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. During the summer many farmers enjoy displaying their animals at summer fairs. Campers will discover firsthand how to prepare and train their own animal for a fair that we will have at the end of the week.

Munch, Crunch, Grow Your Lunch (Ages 6-7) June 3 - June 7 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Do you know where your lunch comes from? Campers will “dig” into their lunch-

To register your child for camp or for more info, please call Jenny Cole at 417.837.5945!

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Spring Break

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Wrangler Worship Camp

March 11-15

Call for summer camps & classes!

www.abdancecenter.net 417.881.0071 abdancecenter@hotmail.com Ages 3 years to adult 1913 S. Glenstone Springfield

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Saddle up! Horse Day Camps with Libby!

Photos by Tim Ellis

One camp during Spring Break and six to choose from this summer! Check our website for dates & details!

Spring Break Day Camp March 11-15 417.888.0845 • 417.894.8221

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Summer Guide 2013 more information or to sign up, contact the store, availability is limited! See ad on page 35.

Our advertisers offer a TON of wonderful summer camps and programs for your kids – and you can never start planning too early! We’ve done the legwork for you and collected the best of the best here in one convenient place. So get busy, plan your kids’summer and tell them Kids Directory sent you!

Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services 714-4880 – www.clubztutoring.com/a2z Don’t waste the summer getting behind academically! Keep the momentum going with summer tutoring with Club Z! Affordable one-on-one tutoring in your home. Highly-qualified educators will help your child achieve success and will help escape the summer boredom with highly-interactive tutoring and learning services! See ad on page 20 for a special coupon.

All-Star Gymnastics & Cheer 1347 N. Ashley Drive – Nixa 725-1304 – www.allstargymandcheer.com Summer Camp FUN is in full swing at All Star Gymnastics & Cheer. All-Star is now enrolling for their awesome themed summer camps. Pretty Princess Camp – June 4-6 features a dress up tea party and Princess Fashion Show. Cheerleading/Tumbling Camp, June 10-12, includes stunting, dance, cheers and more. RockStar Dive/Superhero Camp, June 18-20 and Super Soaker Gymnastics Camp, June 24-26. Kids should bring their bathing suits and a towel for a water-logged good time. All camps include gymnastics instruction, games, crafts, snacks and lots of fun! Ages 3-12 years. Times: 9 a.m.-Noon. Cost: $75 (Register by May 1st and receive $10 off). Call or register online on All-Star’s website. See ad on page 7.

Credo Dance Academy 931 S. Kickapoo Avenue – Springfield 496-9527 – www.credodance.com Growing Little Ladies: this week-long workshop teaches excellence, elegance and etiquette through ballet and timeless principles. Daily schedule is 9 a.m. to Noon. For ages 4-10 years. Steve Rooks Intensive Workshop: featuring Steve Rooks (former Principal Dancer with Martha Graham). Hone your skills in Modern Dance and Classical Ballet with this high energy workshop. For ages 10 through adult. Intermediate level ballet training required for this intensive. Summer Classes: a great way to try ballet or stay involved in dance this summer. Classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Early Bird Discount deadline for all programs is May 10. Call for more info. See ad page 18.

Ann’s Performing Arts Centre 1440 E Lark St., Suite A – Springfield 881.1211 – www.annsdancers.com Summer is a great time to introduce your child to dance or to continue improving upon skills in one of our various camps. Poise, Grace and Sass Dance Camp is for ages 3-5, June 10-13 from 10 a.m.-Noon. Rock Star Camp is for ages 5-8, June 3-6 from 9 a.m.-Noon. Rockette Camp is for ages 6-8, July 8-11 from 9 a.m.-Noon. Pre-Competition Camps are available for Level 1 (ages 4-5) July 8-11 from 1-3 p.m.; for Level 2 (ages 6–8) July 22–25 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; and Level 3 (ages 9-12) July 22-25 from 1-3 p.m. See ad on page 16.

Cub Creek Science Camp Overnight Camp – Rolla 573-458-2125 – www.MyAnimalCamp.com Feed a sloth, walk a llama, hold a baby kangaroo, pet a porcupine (very carefully, of course), launch rockets, explore a cave, make candy and crafts and even solve a crime. Very modern facility with beautiful air-conditioned cabins, great food and caring staff. Cub Creek Science Camp offers the only overnight animal camp in the country. With more than 100 activities kids and teens love, including Adopt an Animal and Jr. Vet. Visit their website to see why. ACA accredited. See ad page 39.

B-Sew Inn Sewing & Software Center 1602 E. Republic Rd., Ste. A In the French Quarter Plaza – Springfield 882-7171 – www.bsewinn.com B-Sew Inn Sewing & Software Center, the world’s largest Baby Lock sewing machine retailer, is once again offering “Totally Stitchin’ Sewing Camps” due to the interest in sewing, creativity and fashion prompted by popular reality shows like“Project Runway.” Girls and guys ages 9 and older will learn the basics of sewing while stitching their own projects. Camps will run 5 days – June 17-21, June 16-20, July 8-12 or July 15-19. Morning sessions, 9 a.m.-Noon or afternoon session, 2-5 p.m. For Remember to say “I found it in Kids Directory!”

DiVentures Scuba and Swim Center 5225 S. Campbell Ave, Springfield 883-5151 – www.diventures.net DiVentures has a summer camp for children of all ages. Mini Marathon Swim Lessons (6 months to 14 years) Children learn more with consecutive lessons, making daily swim lessons perfect for summer. Classes meet for half-hour sessions, Mon-Thurs for two weeks. MM1: June 17-June 27 from 9-11:30 a.m. MM2: July 8-July 18 from 9-11:30 a.m. Continues on page 36 34

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SWINGS!

Incorporating an educational and

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Summer Guide 2013 tures. Ages 4 through 5th grade, plus two workshops specially-designed for science learners entering grades 6 and up. Times: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Thursday (pre-k classes 9 a.m.-Noon). See ad on page 41. Dynamics Gymnastics 2100 E. Pythian and 3624 W. Republic Rd. – Springfield 890-0946 – www.dynamics-gymnastics.com Dynamics Gymnastics offers eight week-long camps where children learn gymnastics, tumbling, cheer and sports and fitness in a safe and exciting atmosphere. Sign up by April 1 and save 20% on camps. Extended camp is available for parents who need their child to be at a full-day camp. Gymnastics Camp: June 3-7 – Pythian, July 29-Aug. 2 – Pythian, June 10-14 – Republic Rd. Stunt/Tumble/Cheer Camp: July 22-26 – Pythian, June 3-7 – Republic Rd., July 29-Aug. 2 – Republic Rd. Sports Extravaganza Camp: June 10-14 – Pythian, July 15-19 – Republic Rd. Tumbling Camp: June 17-12 – Pythian, July 8-12 – Republic Rd. Fun & Fitness Camp: June 24-28 – Pythian, July 22-26 – Republic Rd. Moovin’ & Groovin’ Camp: July 8-12 – Pythian. June 17-21 – Republic Rd. Olympic Camp: July 15-19 – Pythian, June 24-28 – Republic Rd. See ad on page 37. The Goddard School 2238 W. Kingsley Street – Springfield 886-6464 – Goddardschool.com/SpringfieldMO From gardening to farming to erupting volcanoes, it’s fun to learn about The Great Outdoors. This outdoor-themed summer camp exposes young campers to nature and its beauty through a camp experience. The Great Outdoors calendar also includes special visitors and cultural events throughout the summer. Visitors provide exciting learning opportunities in a safe environment. Junior kindergarteners attend weekly swimming and other field trips, too. A year-round curriculum is incorporated into all of the extra-curricular activities and the outdoor theme is carried out in the eight different focus areas of arts & crafts, cooking, science & nature, sports & games, music & movement, literature & language, computers & technology and drama. Camp is Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. or on a part-time schedule. See ad on page 8.

DiVentures continued MM3: July 22-Aug. 1 from 9-11:30 a.m. Aqua Rangers (ages 6-10) This camp teaches kids swimming, water safety and snorkeling skills. Perfect for kids looking for activities beyond swim lessons. May 20, 21, 22 and 23 from 2-4 p.m. Scuba Rangers (ages 7-12) Calling all adventure seekers – kids in this camp will master fun aquatic challenges underwater and learn how to scuba dive. June 17,19, 24, 26 from 1-3 p.m. and June 27 from 5-6 p.m. July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 2 from 6-8 p.m. See ad on page 9. Dickerson Park Zoo 1401 W. Norton Rd. – Springfield 833-1570 – www.dickersonparkzoo.org Dickerson Park Zoo is your destination for family fun. Visit the zoo on your own for a summertime adventure, open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For the “wild child” in your family, check out our Z.E.B.R.A. programs. Age-appropriate activities and up-close visits with animals for children ages 2 years through 6th grade. Programs offered on weekdays and weekends in June, July and August. One-day sessions for Zoo Tots (ages 2-3 with an adult). Oneand two-day programs for pre-K through 3rd graders. Four-day “Zoo Academy” for students in 4th-6th grades. Plus, on-going Zoo Explorers (2nd & 3rd grades) and Roots & Shoots (4th-7th grades). Fees vary by age and session. Discounts for FOZ members. Registration required for programs; sessions often fill quickly. See ad on page 41. Drury Center for Gifted Education Drury University in Springfield 900 N. Benton Avenue, Lay Hall 103 873-7386 – www.drury.edu/giftededucation Drury University and Springfield Public Schools work together to sponsor a summer experience for gifted students. For grades pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and 1st grade, this experience is Summer Pals; for grades 2-5, Summer Quest; for grades 6-8, Summerscape; for grades 9-11, Drury Leadership Academy. See ad on page 12. Discovery Center of Springfield 438 E St. Louis St., Springfield, MO 862-9910 – www.discoverycenter.org Check out Discovery Center of Springfield for an action-packed summer of science! Each day will be overflowing with experiments, activities, learning adventures and fun. Investigate animals, make a new discovery, meet new friends, all within the walls of Discovery Center of Springfield! Join the fun – and have lots of ideas for your next “What I did this summer” essay when school starts back up. Four full days of fantastic summer science advenRemember to say “I found it in Kids Directory!”

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Gymnastics Camp June 3-7 – Pythian July 29-Aug. 2 – Pythian June 10-14 – Republic Rd. Stunt/Tumble/Cheer Camp July 22-26 – Pythian June 3-7 – Republic Rd. July 29-Aug. 2 – Republic Rd. Sports Extravaganza Camp June 10-14 – Pythian July 15-19 – Republic Rd. Tumbling Camp June 17-12 – Pythian July 8-12 – Republic Rd. Early Bird Special Fun & Fitness Camp 20% off all June 24-28 – Pythian camp sign-ups July 22-26 – Republic Rd. by April 1st! Moovin’ & Groovin’ Camp *Deposit will be required. Not redeemable July 8-12 – Pythian for cash. Can not be combined with other offers. One coupon per person. Expires 4/1/13. June 17-21 – Republic Rd. Olympic Camp Dynamics Gymnastics • 2100 E. Pythian • Springfield July 15-19 – Pythian Dynamics South/ICON Cheer • 2026 W Vista, Ste. F & G • Springfield June 24-28 – Republic Rd. dynamicsgymnastics@yahoo.com • dynamics-gymnastics.com

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Summer Guide 2013 child discovers his or her full potential. This longterm educational supplement, designed to parallel the school experience, will strengthen and grow your child’s skills over the summer and keep him or her ahead of the curve during the school year. At Kumon, students of all ages and abilities develop the skills necessary to have a richer, more successful educational experience from preschool through 12th grade. To help your child develop an unshakeable understanding of math and reading, improved self-confidence, independent work skills, and the drive to succeed, call for a placement test today. See ad on page 39.

Harman’s ATA Martial Arts continued already taking camp reservations and there are only three camp weeks left available. Register now (ages 7-12). Call or go online to check camp week dates and to get more information. DC vs. Marvel Super Hero Training Camp, Dragon Warrior Camp, Minute to Win It Camp. Have your kids return to school with the tools to be focused, fit and safe. Your kids will have a blast! See ad on page 15. Hollywood Theaters College Station Stadium 14 Corner of West College and Campbell Avenue 779-FILM (3456) – www.gohollywood.com Hollywood’s free family summer movies return to Mondays this summer. Be at the theater early the day of the show to get your free tickets, as space is limited. And if you have summer birthdays in your family, consider celebrating your “movie star’s” birthday ... Hollywood style. Experience the VIP treatment when you book your birthday for 10 or more people. With plenty of free parking directly across the street from the theater, Hollywood Theaters has party spaces from 10 to 290+! Hollywood supplies the space, movie, popcorn, soda and movie theater treats … you supply the cake and bring the guests! Parties are booked on a per head basis. Hollywood requests that all parties are booked at least 10 days in advance of the party date. All requests can be made directly at the theater or by calling 417.799.3457. See ad on page 13.

Libby Ferguson Training Center 3850 E. Applehill Lane – Springfield 888-0845 or 894-8221 www.libbyfergusonhorsetraining.com Libby has a whole summer of full-day horseback riding camps! Day camps are 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m featuring riding classes twice each day, as well as thorough training in general horse care. Enhancing the academics with games, prizes, snacks and lots of horse-crazy crafts, each camper's day is filled to the brim! Spring Break Camp is March 11-15. Summer Day Camps: June 3-7 and 17-21, July 8-12 and 15-19, July 29-August 2 and August 5-9. See ad on page 33. Little Spanish Playschool LLC – 773-6783 www.littlespanishplayschool.com Can't travel to Costa Rica or Mexico this summer to learn Spanish? Don't worry! Little Spanish Playschool offers Spanish immersion classes and day camps all summer long. Classes for children of all ages – from babies to tweens. Visit their website to find a class near you. See ad page 43.

Journey's of Faith @ Wesley Methodist Church 922 W. Republic Rd. – Springfield 893-6600 – www.wesleymethodist.com Come join us on our "Journey of Faith!" Learn about the life and love of Jesus while participating in themed activities throughout the week to include: fine arts, fear factor challenges, water days, ooey gooey science and mission projects. Our summer program is geared towards students entering K-6th grade; however, Kids of Creation Preschool will be filling any open spots for younger children who are age 6 weeks-Pre-K. Summer camps start May 28 and end Aug. 9 (7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.). Weekly cost for children ages K-6th Grade is $100 per week. Cost for children not yet school age varies, please contact us for details and availability. See ad on page 39.

Martial Arts USA 4560 S. Campbell Ave., Ste. 132 – Springfield 886-3331 – www.MartialArtsUSA.net Would you love for your child to learn how to have better focus, more self-control, and better self-discipline, all while getting plenty of fun exercise and building lasting friendships? Martial Arts USA’s summer camps will do just that. Here are just a few of the awesome 2013 Summer Camps they will be offering: Dodge Ball Camp, Ninja Camp, Spar Wars Camp, Obstacle Course Camp, Board Breaking Camp and Olympics Camp. No martial arts training is necessary for any of these camps. Only $109 per week if you enroll before May 1st. No more than 30 students in each camp and camps fill up quickly. See ad on page 12.

Kumon Math and Reading Center 4127 S. Kansas Expwy, Ste. 112 – Springfield 880-7178 – www.kumon.com/springfield-south-mo Summer is an excellent time to start Kumon. Whether your child needs extra challenge or help catching up, the Kumon program enhances classroom learning and helps build confidence as your Remember to say “I found it in Kids Directory!”

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Kids of Creation preschool now enrolling for the 2013-14 school year! Ages 6 weeks to Pre-K.

Summer program geared toward Kindergarten through 6th grade. Some preschool spots available.

Learn about the life and love of Jesus while participating in themed activities each week: arts • Water days • Fine projects • Field trips • Mission Factor challenges • Fear • Ooey gooey science

Space is limited Call us today!

Journeys of Faith@Wesley Methodist Church (417) 893-6600 • 922 W. Republic Rd. Springfield • www.wesleymethodist.com

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Summer Guide 2013 300 feet into the woods from our 40-foot Zipline Tower. See ad on page 5.

The Mobile Learning Network Marshfield, MO – 417.893.9436 www.AlpacasandKids.com Make tracks to The Mobile Learning Network’s FunTastic Fridays – May 31-June 28. Explore the world of alpacas and their fiber through our interactive workshops and art projects. Sign up for all Five Fridays to receive a multiple-Friday discount; or chose your favorite(s). ‘Paca Passport - Travel to South America to learn about alpacas and their fiber. Fiber Friends – learn how alpacas provide a crop for their farmer friends. Dizzy with Color Dyeing – explore the world of making & mixing colors and how they are used to dye fiber. Funky Felting – discover this ancient art as you make your own felted fabric. Wacky Weaving – experience the world of weaving as you make your own loom and weave your masterpiece. See ad on page 9.

Ozarks Technical Community College 1001 E Chestnut Exp. – Springfield 447-8888 – www.otc.edu/kidscollege OTC is pleased to offer the Kids College as part of the main campus’ offerings for summer. There are three new Mad Science offerings, as well as returning favorites like Machine Mania, Crazy Chemistry, Junior Engineers and Space Camp. New topics include: Chemical Counting, Radical Reactions and the Organ Trails. These day camps have been very popular for the inquisitive kid or one who just has the need to learn more about chemicals, physics and the body. OTC is partnering with the Springfield Safe Kids Coalition to offer a Safe Kids Camp educating and preventing injuries to kids under the age of 14. Each day will have its own safety topic where kids become the solution and not just the ones getting injured. See ad on page 24.

Noah’s Art Center 2742 S. Campbell Ave. – Springfield 889-2779 – www.noahs-art.com Noah's Art has a full schedule of summer art camps for children aged 2-11 years. New camps every week between May 28-Aug. 8 with new themes each week. Exciting new themes this year include Gizmos & Gadgets, Abstract Awesomeness, Rhyme-Time Art, Drawing: Cartoons and more. In addition, one-day mini camps will be offered every Friday with themes such as Dinosaurs, Volcanoes and Super Heroes. All camps include many fun, age-appropriate projects, games and a snack! If weekly classes fit your schedule better, two 5-week sessions will be available during the summer. See website for full summer schedule and pricing, or call for info. See ad on page 43.

Rick Grayson Golf Betty Allison Family Golf Center at Oscar Blom 1825 E. Norton Rd. in Springfield 823-7888 – www.rickgraysongolf.com Rick Grayson Golf has great golf camps for children ages 5-17 years. Each camp is directed by Rick Grayson, who has been voted the Mid-West Section PGA Junior golf leader for the last five years. Tri Golf (age 5-10) is for the junior who has never played. At Tri Golf, they provide the balls and clubs for the juniors. This is the only way to start your kids on golf. Another great camp is the USGA-LPGA Girls Camp (sorry, no boys). Ages are 7-17 years. If your junior golfer is playing and wants to improve, the Rick Grayson Youth Camp is a sure-fire way to improve his or her game. Rick has been conducting junior golf camps for more than 10 years. Don’t forget the birthday parties at the Betty Allison at Rivercut and the Betty Allison at Oscar Blom. See ad page 18.

Ozarks Regional YMCA www.orymca.org Summer Day Camp (kids entering grades K-5). Each exciting week is programmed with activities and field trips based on a particular theme. Kids will get to enjoy indoor and outdoor swimming, skating and lots of other fun field trips and guest speakers. Resident Camp Wakonda (grades 2-9) WOW Activities! You won't believe all the amazing things you get to do each and every day! Awesome Outdoors! Your backyard will be acres of woods, fields, creeks and a pond! New Friends! Bring 'em or make 'em. You can bet you'll end up with a bunch. Adventure Awaits – 4th & 5th graders will set off on our New Amazon Valley Adventure Course where they will need to work together to solve the challenges that await. Climbing Wall and Rock Course. Challenge yourself to: ring the bell at the top of the climbing wall and zip Remember to say “I found it in Kids Directory!”

Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 3825 West Farm Road 146 – Springfield 837-5949 – www.parkboard.org/rutledge_wilson Do you have a child that loves farm animals? Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park has full- and half-day summer camp programsall summer long. Campers learn about animals, nature, and life on the farm through games, crafts, animal interactions and hands-on activities. Cost for full-day camps is $80 per camper. Half-day camps are $40 per camper. Camps available for children ages 4 through 12 years. Camp topics include gardening, horses, farm Continues on page 42 40

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Summer Guide 2013 opment Camps are designed to provide gender and age specific training that can enhance athletic performance across a wide spectrum of sports. Training Camps are for gymnasts with already developed abilities who want a week of focused gymnastics instruction at their specific skill level. See ad on page 19. Springfield Ballet 411 N. Sherman Pkwy. – Springfield 862-1343 – springfieldballet.org Springfield Ballet offers camps, intensives and a six-week class session this summer for students ages 3 years to adult. Daytime camps and intensives offer a week-long experience encompassing a well-rounded curriculum. In addition to dance instruction, participants will enjoy other artistic aspects such as music, drama and dance history plus nutrition, anatomy and more. During the six-week class session, classes will be offered in creative movement, ballet, pointe, modern, Pilates mat and elective courses, TBD. For more advanced dancers, Springfield Ballet will offer several evening Stay in Shape classes. Summer is an excellent time to develop dance technique because students are not distracted with the stresses of school. The first step in furthering progress or beginning progress in ballet and dance training is to register. See ad on page 30. Springfield Gymnastics & Aquatics Center 529 S. Cavalier – Springfield – 864-6869 www.springfieldgymnastics-aquatics.com Springfield Gymnastics & Aquatics Center vaults into summer with our Super Summer Camps. SGAC offers full-day camps for your school-age child and half-day camps for your 3-5 year old child. All camps include everything your child will flip over. Horseback riding? SGAC has it. Swimming? SGAC has it. Gynmastics? SGAC has it. Arts & Crafts? Disco Party? Ziplines? SGAC has all of these great activities. Dive into the most amazing summer your child will ever experience with SGAC! All camps are conducted by our director with more than 25 years of experience making excitement happen. Awesome Adventure Preschool or School-Age Day Camps ... SGAC has you covered. Sign up early for a Kids Directory discount! Call SGAC for dates and details. Camps start June 3rd and continue through August 16. See ad on page 23.

Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park continued birds, what eating local means, all the animals found on a farm and how to prepare and train an animal to show in a fair. See ad on page 31. Sac River Stables, LLC 5798 N. Farm Rd. 125 – Springfield 742-4200 – www.sacriverstables.com Email: info@sacirverstables.com 2013 Wrangler Worship Day Camps at Sac River Stables promote spiritual growth, horsemanship and educational fun for ages kindergarten and up. Camps are supervised by CHA-certified riding instructors at a CHA-accredited indoor/outdoor riding facility using well-trained horses. Campers will be instructed on numerous equine topics, along with daily non-denominational devotions and praise songs. Horses, tack, helmets, and any equipment needed for riding and Bible class materials are provided. Family discounts available. Spaces are limited. March 11-15: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $45/day or $200/week. Bring a daily sack lunch and drink. Afternoon snack provided. June 3-5: 8 a.m.Noon, $100, morning snack and camp shirt provided. June 10-14 and 17-21: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $200, bring a daily lunch and drink. Afternoon snack and camp shirt provided. June 24-28: 8 a.m.- Noon, $150, morning snack and camp shirt provided. See ad on page 43. Second Baptist Church 3111 E Battlefield, Springfield 887-3111, Ext. 122 – www.secondbaptist.org The 11th Annual Summer Arts Festival will be hosted at Second Baptist on Wednesday evenings in June and July. Two different sessions are available, June 5-26 or July 10-31. Classes are available for 3- and 4-year-olds, Pre-K and Kindergarteners and 1st-5th grade students. Choose from a variety of art and performance electives taught by skilled teachers! Registration begins Wednesday, May 1 online at www.secondbaptist.org. Be sure to register early as classes fill quickly! See ad on page 14. Singularity-Gymnastics 1202 N. Eagle Crest – Nixa 724-1400 – www.singularity-gymnastics.com Singularity Gymnastics offers a variety of summer options for your children. Day camp, athlete development camps and gymnastics training camps are all available. If you need daily care during the summer, Singularity’s Summer Day Camp is interesting, refreshing and educational. Children will receive gymnastics instruction from top coaches; investigate our wonderful world; explore music, drama, art and dance; and experience an endless variety of sports based games and skills. Singularity’s DevelRemember to say “I found it in Kids Directory!”

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Choose the type of class that’s right for you and your child: Mommy & Me For children and their caregivers, infants through 5 years. Family Class For parents, grandparents, siblings and cousins, 2-7 years. Kids Only For children ages 4-6 years and elementary ages.

Introduce your child to a foreign language at the time when his brain is hardwired for language learning! Classes use song, movement, games and crafts to keep little ones fully engaged!

For more info and schedules, please visit www.littlespanishplayschool.com or call 417-773-6783.

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Now enrolling for 2013-2014 Preparing children for tomorrow with an early education today! Academic curriculum, enrichment activities & character education. Low teacher/student ratio.

417.887.2151 Mon-Fri I 9 a.m.-1 p.m. I 2-5 year olds St. John’s Chapel UCC I 4344 S. Fremont

For a complete list of local Easter Egg Hunts, go to our website! Call Kathy at 417.234.5040 for a copy of our investment guide.

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Summer Guide 2013 Springfield Little Theatre continued sessions May through August. Serving beginning to advanced students ages 4-18, SLT is proud to provide an enriching, entertaining and exciting summer theatre camp experience in acting, musical theatre, dance, performance, or technical theatre for every child who participates. Housed in the beautiful, historic Landers Theatre, youth involvement at Springfield Little Theatre encourages a love and respect for community, the arts, and all aspects of theatricality; promotes discipline and the pursuit of excellence; and provides an outlet for friendship and fun. Summer 2013 camp themes include Circus, Dr. Seuss, Disney’s Mulan Jr., Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Disney’s Camp Rock and Fractured Fairy Tales. See ad on page 37.

Summertime Studio – Where Kids Explore ART! 425-B W. Plainview Rd. – Springfield 818-8822 – www.summertimestudio.com Celebrating their 4th summer of camps and first in the new studio, kids ages 3-13 are invited to explore art at any of the three-day camps offering open-ended, child-led art activities focusing on the process, not the product. A different theme each week allows children to explore a variety of mediums encouraging creative expression and imagination. These are not your ordinary art camps. Imagine drip painting towers at Action Painting, soap cloud sculptures at Kid Concoctions, galaxy playdough at Space Camp, an old t-shirt turned skirt at Sew Fun and tons more! Camps are Tues/Wed/Thur all summer long beginning June 4. Check their website or Facebook page for specific dates, times, pricing and to reserve a spot. See ad on page 9. Titanic Museum Attraction 3235 W Hwy 76 – Branson. 877-554-4617 – www.titanicbranson.com New Gallery in 2013! Discover the 133 Children Stories of Titanic. A year-long tribute with galleries and events honoring Titanic's littlest heroes and an educational experience your children will never forget. An interactive experience – feel the iceberg, steer the ship and touch the water. Winner of the 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. USA Today said, "The most lavish monument to the sea's most famous disaster." Saturdays, July 6 and 20 – Summer Titanic Fantasy Princess Breakfasts at Chateau on the Lake. New for 2013 – Saturday, Aug. 10 – Kids Discovery Day at Titanic Outdoor Event Area. Friday, Sept. 27 – Night at the Museum Sleepover Event. Be sure to check website for more information on these Titanic Branson Summer Events. Ask about Summer School Field Trip Rates, too. See ad on page 47. Village Pottery Cafe 210 N. Walnut – Republic 732-7272 – www.villagepotterycafe.com Village Pottery Cafe is offering three great ways to entertain your group this summer. They will come to you or you can take a field trip to their shop – or they can deliver all the painting pottery supplies you need to complete your project and you can paint in your own time! When you’re done, Village Pottery Cafe picks up pottery and once they’re fired, they deliver al finished pieces back to you. Pricing starts at $8 per child. Such a great project for VBS camps, day cares, church events, senior citizen centers and fundraisers! Call Sonya and her crew at 732-7272 for details. See ad on page 43.

Springfield-Greene County Park Board SPARC Summer Day Camp 300 E. Harrison – Springfield 837-5737 – www.parkboard.org School Parks Are Reaching Communities (SPARC) Summer Day Camps give kids a great opportunity to participate in fun and enriching activities in a safe environment all summer long. With 13 different day camps for 5-14 year olds, the SpringfieldGreene County Park Board has a summer day camp program suitable for every child, with activities planned for an unforgettable, action-packed summer. Pick the weeks that fit your schedule and sign up for as many as you like. SPARC is safe and affordable summer fun! See ad on page 25. Springfield Music 3100 S. Fremont – Springfield 881-1373 – www.springfieldmusic.com For the aspiring rock star in your life, Springfield Music has music camps. Age and experience specific, music camps are offered in 1- and 2-weeklong sessions. Campers form a band, choose a name, write their own music, pose for a photo shoot and conclude with a live performance! Little ones love Summer Jam: A week-long introduction to musical instruments, rhythm games, crafts, "musical petting zoo" and even snacks! Summer programs are open to kids 3-17 years. Rock Camp for ages 10-17. Rock Camp is a summer day rock music camp for kids with experience playing guitar, drums or electric bass guitar. Rock Camp "Opening Act" for ages 6-9. Our beginning level rock camp is designed to hone music performance and skills through performing in a real, live band. Summer Jam for ages 3-5. This day camp is for younger performers and introduces musical concepts while fostering creativity with the power of play. Visit website or call for info and dates. See ad page 18. Remember to say “I found it in Kids Directory!”

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