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Holiday Gift Guide!

DECEMBER 2012/JANUARY 2013

cook for a crowd PRO CHEF TIPS PAGE 16

COMMUNITY CALENDAR begins on page 24

th e h olida y issu e! SICK OF HOLIDAY LEFTOVERS? check out KIDS EAT!- a special section featuring family nights at local restaurants pa g e 18 !


Know Christ and Make Him Known.

Meeting at The Boy’s and Girl’s Club in Smyrna. 198 Culbertson Street New Location Jan 13th 2013! Rock Springs Middle School Sunday Worship 10:30 AM | Connection Class 9:00 AM Campus Pastor- Scott Hord Office: (615) 895-7167

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contents in every issue KIDS EAT! special section marketplace meet mama

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home

the family home 7 get crafty 9 fun holiday art project for the fam

holiday gift guide 12

ideas for loved ones on your list!

table

the family table 15 more is merrier! 16

let Alex Belew Catering show you how to entertain a crowd

community

in the community 21 give back 22

Cops and Kids for Christmas

community calendar 24

On the cover:

The Pederson Family at Country Cove Tree Farm. Photo by Twila Allen.

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P.O. BOX 2133 SMYRNA, TN 37167 www.smyrnafamily.com Publisher Brandon Urich brandon@smyrnafamily.com 615|625-5111 Editorial Director Stephanie Urich stephanie@smyrnafamily.com 615|625-2090 Copy Editor Kristi Tiller Advertising Sales Brandon Urich brandon@smyrnafamily.com 615|625-5111 Contributors Twila Allen of Twila's Photography Alex Belew of Alex Belew Catering Stephanie Hagen of Buffalo Mae Lillian Boeskool of Lillian B Photography Rhonda Allen of The Market Advertising Information Would you like your business featured in the only magazine exclusively for Smyrna? For more information, call (615)625-5111 or email brandon@smyrnafamily.com Submissions We welcome manuscripts, photographs, and artwork submissions at smyrnafamily. com/contribute. Smyrna Family Magazine 2012. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission is prohibited. Any projects described in this publication are for private, noncommercial use only. Although every attempt is made to ensure accuracy, Smyrna Family Magazine is not responsible for typographical errors, validity of information, or issues of content supplied by its contributors or advertisers. Smyrna Family Magazine is not responsible for the products and services advertised.

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family home 10 HOLIDAY TRADITIONS TO TRY

BOOK REVIEW By Sarah Beauregard

Grab the tissues! The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale retold by Angela Elwell Hunt is a tear jerker! This is the story of three little trees growing on a mountaintop, each with a dream for the future. One wants to be a treasure chest, the second wants to be a sailing ship for kings. The third tree dreams of becoming the tallest tree in the world, causing people to think of God as they gaze toward heaven at the highest branches. The trees are harvested by woodcutters and it seems their dreams won't come true. The book has a surprising turn and each tree is able to see their dreams of beauty, strength, and a desire to lift the people's eyes to heaven become reality. The story is a great reminder to the reader that God wants to give his children their heart's desires. Tissue, please! www.smyrnafamily.com

1Tim and Melissa Pederson will be making an outdoor Christmas tree with their son, Erik. They’ll make bird seed ornaments and hang strings of popcorn on the branches for the animals to enjoy. 2You’ve been Elfed! Package up some treats for the neighbors. The kids drop the package at the front door, ring the bell and run!3Brian and Heather Mitchell want to give their son, David, faith-filled memories. They bake a cake on Christmas day to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. 4Take the family out to enjoy the live production of A Christmas Carol at Lamplighter’s Theatre.5A tradition Melissa Pederson will be starting this year is leaving outgrown toys in a bag under the tree on Christmas Eve, sharing the idea that Santa will give them to other children who will enjoy them. 6Scott and Lynde Hord take their children Jordan and Gracie to cut the family tree for the holiday season. 7Will and Amanda Street carry on a tradition handed down by her parents. Every year on Christmas Eve, the children are allowed to open one gift: Christmas Pajamas.8Buy one new ornament each year as a family, or one for each of your children. When those little ones grow up and leave the nest (sniff!) they’ll leave with a box of decorations for their own tree!9Visit the annual Smyrna Christmas Parade, sure to be a treat. 10Draw names for a make-or-bake holiday. Dad can sing a song as a gift to a little one, or children can create special art for an older sibling or parent. Get creative! December 2012/January 2013  7


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crafty goodness Decorating gingerbread houses is a holiday tradition that little ones love! Here's a way to get the excitement of decorating and redecorating a festive gingerbread house that will last for years! By Stephanie Hagen. Photos by Lillian Boeskool. You’ll need: -a cardboard box (any size will do) -enough brown felt to cover the sides of your box -additional felt in various colors -a stick of chalk -scissors -craft glue -hot glue gun/ hot glue sticks -ric-rac and pompoms -paint (optional)

Directions: 1) Cut a slit about halfway down each corner of the box. Fold a crease on two opposite sides where the slit stops, and pull the sides up until they meet in the center. Glue them together with hot glue. 2) Trace and cut the sides of the box to match the roof line. Hot glue the sides to the roof. It’s a basic house shape now! 3) Trace the gingerbread house onto the brown felt with chalk, and cut the pieces out. Use craft glue to attach the felt if the box is uncoated. If the box has a shiny or slick coating use hot glue instead. 4) Cut out lots and lots of candy-like shapes from the various colors of felt. Little ones just Continued on page 10... Ron Alley at the new Carpe Cafe located at 115 Front Street in Smyrna. Photo by Twila Allen.

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getting the hang of scissors can cut basic shapes, and will love contributing. I have white circles painted with red swirls to look like peppermints, lollipops, gumdrops from sparkly pink felt, and more.

5) With the hot glue, add ric-rac, pompoms, or any other permanent decorations to the gingerbread house.

The small felt pieces will stick to the brown felt on your gingerbread house, but they're removable so you can redecorate as many times as you'd like! Happy decorating!

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Stephanie Hagen is an artist and designer living in Nashville. She studied art, design, and creative writing at Missouri State University. She loves to create things! She is owner of the super fun online vintage children's clothing shop, Buffalo Mae, found at www.etsy.com/ shop/BuffaloMae .

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e d i u g t f i g y a h o li d

Need gift ideas for loved ones? Rhonda Allen, owner of The Market, shares her tips for finding the perfect gift for those on your good list . ENRICH A LIFE. Consider gifts that can be consumed. Try healthful local honey, or a gift certificate for a painting class at Faithful Strokes [located at The Market]. Take the class together and you will each take home a permanent reminder of a lovely evening. GET PERSONAL. Monogrammed gifts show advanced thought and planning. Want a gift that offers both function and beauty? Try a set of decorative measuring spoons or monogrammed towels. INSPIRE HOPE. The hottest trend in the gift industry is inspiration gifts. We all need words of encouragement and hope. For the ladies, these silver stretch bracelets have an inscribed scripture and are inexpensive and timeless. GO GREEN. Seek out environmentally friendly and funky gifts. Couture Coffeebags rejuvenates jute bags that have been emptied by local coffee roasters, creating beautiful one-of-a-kind recycled burlap coffee bean bags. Local artisans Stone Horse Jewelry and Designs by Angie Dunbar take raw materials such as wire and natural stones and turn them into unique artisan jewelry. 12  December 2012/January 2013

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family home You can find all of these gifts and more at The Market, 27 South Lowry Street. The Market is a local retail gift shop comprised of over 65 local artisans that offers Smyrna unique and hard to find gifts, home décor and accessories. It was voted one of the top three gift shops county-wide by the DNJ readers choice award The Ruthies.

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The Market is giving away a Couture Coffeebag to one lucky reader! Enter to win at smyrnafamily.com/giveaways.

Rhonda and her husband, Mike are natives of Smyrna. They own Allen’s Air Care, Inc. a local heating and air company. Rhonda serves her community as a Rutherford County Commissioner for District 11 and on the Rutherford County Regional Planning Commission.

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family table FIRST FOOTING. Bring good fortune to

friends and neighbors in the coming year by borrowing this Scottish New Year’s tradition. After the clock strikes midnight, visit the homes of family and friends and bring a few little gifts for the New Year, like a coin for prosperity, delicious homemade bread for food, and some sparkling cider for good cheer.

SEASONAL SNACKS Pom seeds, also known as arils, are a juicy and delicious snack. The simplest way to consume this fruit is to cut into quarters with a large knife. Submerge the sections in a bowl of water and quickly work the seeds out with your fingers. The pith will float to the top so you can easily scoop it out, then drain in a colander.

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Kale Chips. Seriously so yummy! Remove the stem from a large bunch of kale and chop into smaller, chip-sized pieces. Toss in a bit of olive oil and spread out in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Salt and sprinkle with some fresh lemon juice (optional). Bake at 3000 for 15-20 minutes, turning after the first ten minutes.

Sweet Potato Fries. Who doesn’t love French fries? Make 'em with sweet potatoes to increase intake of vitamins A and C. Slice one into ¼” fries, toss in olive oil and spread out in a single layer on baking sheet. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika (add cumin or chili powder for a spicier twist). Bake at 4000 for 20 minutes, turning as needed.

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more is merrier!

Entertaining a crowd at this year’s holiday feasts? Don’t sweat it! Alex Belew Catering has some tips to help you feed the multitude with ease. By Alex Belew

1. Do as much as you can as early as you can. Choose finger foods, desserts, and vegetables that can mostly be made the day before. If you get the prep out of the way, you’ll have more time to enjoy time with family. 2. Let the turkey rest almost as long as you cooked it. To yank the bird out of the oven and start hacking away at it means all those delicious juices end up on the board below. Give it time to relax and retain all that moisture. Pull it out of the oven, wrap with aluminum foil and let it hang out for two hours or so. 3. Delegate! If everyone gets involved, then everyone will feel like they contributed. Working together in the kitchen makes memories. 4. Don’t be afraid to go disposable. At my house, we’ve started using paper plates during the holidays. I know it’s not as fancy, but with 15 people that’s much less cleanup and much more family time. ALEX'S SWEET POTATO GRATIN Serves 8 4-5 large sweet potatoes 1 ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese 1 T cinnamon 4 T butter, diced 1 ½ cups heavy cream Kosher salt (I use Diamond Crystal) Freshly ground black pepper Preheat oven to 375 deg. Peel sweet potatoes and slice into small rounds 1/8 inch thick (using a mandoline or food processor attachment makes this faster). Shingle the bottom of a buttered 9x13 dish with one layer of potatoes. Sprinkle with salt and a pinch of cinnamon and dust with some of the cheese. Repeat until you run out of potatoes. When the dish is filled, press down to compress the potato gratin. Pour heavy cream evenly across the top and season with salt, pepper, remaining cinnamon, cheese, and diced butter. Bake until golden brown and tender, 55-65 minutes. Let rest 20 minutes. Slice into squares, serve, and feast.  Visit www.facebook.com/AlexBelewCatering for more holiday cooking tips!

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Captain D’s - Limit two free kid's meals for each adult dinner purchased. (615)459-0585. Chick-fil-A - One free kid's meal per adult combo purchased from 5 pm-7 pm. (615)459-3290. Fazoli’s – Kids 12 and under eat for .99 from the kids’ menu

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CHRISTMAS PARADE

Kick off the holiday season with Smyrna’s annual parade on Sunday, December 2nd. This year marks the 38th annual celebration of Christmas with music, classic cars, and festive floats with the theme of “A Special Smyrna Christmas”. Don’t miss Santa Claus as he makes his way down Lowry Street! The parade begins at 2:00p.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. Can’t make it? You can catch the live broadcast on Smyrna’s Channel 3 (found on Comcast Channel 99 on AT&T’s U-verse system). You can also check out the live streaming at townofsmyrna.org/Departments/Channel3.aspx.

TREE CHIPPER SERVICE Wondering what to do with your tree when holiday festivities are over? Smyrna Parks and Rec provides The Christmas Tree Chipper Service from December 26 – January 13, from 7:00am to 10:00pm. You can drop off at Lee Victory Recreation Park, 110 Sam Ridley Parkway. Please remove all ornaments and decorations before dropping off. Parks and Rec uses the chips for maintaining park trails.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Take the family out for a fun new holiday tradition! A Christmas Carol is the classic retelling of the Charles Dickens novel by Lamplighter Theatre. Join one man on his journey to self-redemption and leave with the warm fuzzies of true holiday spirit. Lamplighter recommends its productions for ages 4 and up, so if you have itty-bitty children, make it a date night! Get a sitter and take your sweetie out instead. A Christmas Carol runs December 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16. Check the calendar (starts on page 23) or see lamplighterstheatre. com for times, ticket prices, and more information.

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COPS AND KIDS FOR CHRISTMAS Nearly 100 children gather at the local Walmart, eagerly awaiting their chance to shop for family Christmas gifts with a Smyrna police officer. They select a new pair of shoes and a warm coat, and then the officers watch the children’s eyes light up as they spend the remainder of their budget on extra gifts. Some children will buy more clothing, while others indulge themselves in the latest toy craze. Some choose to spend the entire budget on toiletries for their family. Every year, there are children who want to shop for their siblings and family before purchasing personal items. For some families in need, these will be the only gifts received this year. Many of these children have had contact with police officers during situations that are not always pleasant for the child-- horrible tragedies where children have been displaced after a parent has been murdered, or children affected by a parent being sent to prison following child abuse charges. The program has assisted families that have been affected by lay-offs, house fires, and terminal illnesses like cancer. Cops and Kids for Christmas is an opportunity for children to interact with police officers in a positive environment.

HOW CAN I HELP? Cops and Kids for Christmas is operated solely on donations and grants. Each child typically has a total of $100-$125 to spend, so the more money that is raised, the more children can share the magic of Christmas. Consider sending your donation to: FOP Lodge #89 P.O. Box 434 Smyrna, TN 37167.

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community SMYRNA EVENTS

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december 1 saturday It was a Civil War Christmas Take a look back in time as you watch the Davis family prepare their home for Christmas in 1862. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road; $5 per person; 459-2341 or samdavishome.org. Kids Workshop Ages 5-12 can learn do-ityourself skills and tool safety while making a craft at this hands-on workshop. The Home Depot, 551 President Place; 9.am.-12 p.m.; Free; 220-5044.

2 sunday Smyrna Christmas Parade Kick of the holiday season with bright Christmas floats, local marching bands, and Santa Claus, of course! Down Lowry Street; 2:00 p.m. 3 monday Intro to Homeschooling Thinking about homeschooling? Join us for an informative meeting on the 1st Monday of each month. Solid Rock Books, 1622 Lee Victory Parkway; 6:00-8:00 p.m.; $20 includes information packet and book; reserve your spot at 220-2006 or solidrockbooks.net 4 tuesday Toddler Time Children ages 2-3 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Free; 4594884. 24  December 2012/January 2013

Gingerbread Workshop Smyrna Parks and Recreation sponsors a gingerbread house decorating workshop. Must register at Smyrna Park Office. Smyrna Town Centre; 100 Sam Ridley Parkway East; 5:30 p.m.; $3; Sorry, registration is now closed! 5 wednesday Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-7 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 10:00 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. Crafternoon All ages can enjoy stories and crafts. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 3:30 p.m.; Free; 4594884. 6 thursday Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-7 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 10:00 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. 7 friday Books & Babies Birth to 23 months can enjoy music, stories, and play time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. A Christmas Carol Ages 4 and up can enjoy this classic holiday tale at Lamplighter’s Theatre. Springhouse Worship and Arts Center, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy; 7:30 p.m.; Adults $10.00, children 12 and under $5.00; lamplighterstheatre.com. 8 saturday Small Works Show Adults can celebrate the www.smyrnafamily.com


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community holidays by shopping affordably priced art while enjoying hot chocolate, tea, wine, and other goodies. Earthsoul Gallery; 307 Hazelwood Drive; 2 p.m.-8 p.m.; Prices $5-$150; 462-6051 or earthsoul. co. A Christmas Carol Ages 4 and up can enjoy this classic holiday tale at Lamplighter’s Theatre. Springhouse Worship and Arts Center, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy; 7:30 p.m.; Adults $10.00, children 12 and under $5.00; lamplighterstheatre.com. 9 sunday A Christmas Carol Ages 4 and up can enjoy this classic holiday tale at Lamplighter’s Theatre. Springhouse Worship and Arts Center, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy; 4:30 p.m.; Adults $10.00, children 12 and under $5.00; lamplighterstheatre.com. 11 tuesday Town Council Meeting The public is welcome to attend the town council meeting the second Tuesday of each month. Smyrna Town Hall, 315 South Lowry St; 6:00 p.m.; Free; townofsmyrna.org. 12 wednesday The Nutcracker Story Time Dance Theatre of Tennessee presents story time and performs. Wear your tutu and have a magical afternoon! 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 10:00 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. 14 friday A Christmas Carol Ages 4 and up can enjoy a classic holiday tale at Lamplighter’s Theatre. Springhouse Worship and Arts Center, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy; 4:30 p.m.; Adults $10.00children 12 and under $5.00; lamplighterstheatre.com. 15 saturday A Christmas Carol Ages 4 and up can enjoy 26  December 2012/January 2013

a classic holiday tale at Lamplighter’s Theatre. Springhouse Worship and Arts Center, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy; 4:30 p.m.; Adults $10.00children 12 and under $5.00; lamplighterstheatre.com. 16 sunday A Christmas Carol Ages 4 and up can enjoy this classic holiday tale at Lamplighter’s Theatre. Springhouse Worship and Arts Center, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy; 4:30 p.m.; Adults $10.00, children 12 and under $5.00; lamplighterstheatre.com. 25 tuesday MERRY CHRISTMAS! 31 monday HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE!

january 1 tuesday HAPPY NEW YEAR'S DAY! 5 saturday Kids Workshop Ages 5-12 can learn do-ityourself skills and tool safety while making a craft at this hands-on workshop. The Home Depot, 551 President Place; 9.am.-12 p.m.; Free; 220-5044. 7 monday Intro to Homeschooling Thinking about homeschooling? Join us for an informative meeting on the 1st Monday of each month. Solid Rock Books, 1622 Lee Victory Parkway; 6:00-8:00 p.m.; $20 includes information packet and book; reserve your spot at 220-2006 or solidrockbooks.net 8 tuesday www.smyrnafamily.com


Toddler Time Children ages 2-3 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Free; 4594884. Town Council Meeting The public is welcome to attend the town council meeting the second Tuesday of each month. Smyrna Town Hall, 315 South Lowry St; 6:00 p.m.; Free; townofsmyrna.org. 9 wednesday Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-7 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 10:00 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. Crafternoon All ages can enjoy stories and crafts. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 3:30 p.m.; Free; 4594884.

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community 10 thursday Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-7 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 10:00 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. 11 friday Books & Babies Birth to 23 months can enjoy music, stories, and play time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. 15 tuesday Toddler Time Children ages 2-3 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Free; 4594884. 16 wednesday Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-7

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can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 10:00 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. Crafternoon All ages can enjoy stories and crafts. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 3:30 p.m.; Free; 4594884. 17 thursday Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-7 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 10:00 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. 18 friday Books & Babies Birth to 23 months can enjoy music, stories, and play time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Free; 459-4884.

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community 22 tuesday Toddler Time Children ages 2-3 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Free; 4594884.

29 tuesday Toddler Time Children ages 2-3 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Free; 4594884.

23 wednesday Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-7 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 10:00 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. Crafternoon All ages can enjoy stories and crafts. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 3:30 p.m.; Free; 4594884.

30 wednesday Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-7 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 10:00 a.m.; Free; 459-4884. Crafternoon All ages can enjoy stories and crafts. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 3:30 p.m.; Free; 4594884.

24 thursday Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-7 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 10:00 a.m.; Free; 459-4884.

31 thursday Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-7 can enjoy music, crafts, and story time. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road, West; 10:00 a.m.; Free; 459-4884.

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Locally, the strategy of Carpe Artista is to revitalize the historic part of Smyrna by infusing the physical area with the arts and development of the arts community. The vision is to create a hub of artistic activity through the creation of an artist development center. Our mission is transforming cultures globally by developing local arts communities through the nurturing of young creatives to reach their full potential in character, calling, craft and community.

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meet mama

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a little about us: I stay at home with our girls (ages 10, 9,

and 2) and am co-owner of an all organic coffee roasting business. My husband is an OR nurse in Nashville during the day and a country musician the rest of the time. We moved here in 2004 and love the area.

right now, I am listening to: My husband's just released EP-- I'm a Natural by Steve Luscombe.

our fave place to eat: Logan's what we do for fun: Bike riding and stopping at a playground for some serious play time.

in my bag right now: Wallet, dia-

pers, wipes, snacks, phone and a bottle of water.

what we ate for lunch today: Ham, cheese, and grapes.

Lora is the winner of a free massage or facial, cortesy of Sarah's Place Salon! Sarah's Place is a full service salon and spa located at 201 Jefferson street in Smyrna.

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