Thursday, June 27, 2013

Carpe Artista for kids

Our local Art movement Carpe Artista has much to offer your kids this summer and I thought you might want to know some of what they have.

Rock CampSmyrna Camp is July 22-26; 9-4:30 for completed 6th - 12th grades
Every kid at one time or another in their lives wishes that they could trade places on stage with their favorite rock star. Whether it’s Bono, Eddie Van Halen, Keith Urban, Slash, Taylor Swift,  or Stevie Nicks they’ve longed to take a rock stars place before the crowd under the spotlight.

Creative Clash YouthSmyrna Camp is July 29-Aug 2; 9-4:30 for completed 4th - 12th grades
Daily we are bombarded with thousands of visual images that impact emotion, direct thoughts, spur us to action and generally inspire us to consider creating unique visual images of our own. “I wish I could do that” is a phrase often uttered by individuals who could in fact create if they just had a chance and the right instruction. 
Musical Theatre YouthSmyrna Camp is July 29-Aug 2; 9-4:30 for completed 3rd-12th grades
Prompted by the success of the hit Disney Musical “High School Musical” and the rave television show “Glee”, musical theater is once again in the attention and spot light of many students. In response to this new love of modern musical theater, Carpe Artista and Actors Point Theater Co. are partnering together to provide a week long musical theater camp that will allow students the opportunity to learn and grow in the skills needed to perform in musical theater. Local professionals from greater Nashville’s theater community will be teaching and administrating a feature packed week. Through out the week the students will sing, act, dance and prepare to perform in the Summer Mix Tape showcase that will take place at the end of the week. 
Visual Arts Mini CampThis camp is specifically for the younger student - completed grades 1, 2 and 3!.
All the big boys and girls get to go to camp during the summer and we think the younger creatives should have a camp of their own.
The camp day will be Monday through Wednesday from 9 am to 12 noon in the Carpe Cafe Paint Studio at 115 Front Street, Smyrna. (615-984-4040). 

Carpe Artista has really made a strong effort to reach the youths and adults in Smyrna in everything from art to music to theater.  They are worthy of praise and I wish them well in their endeavors.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Job Fair Friday

There is going to be a job fair this coming Friday morning in Murfreesboro. While the jobs listed as ones they need to fill are not glamorous, they do help you bring home the paycheck.
Hiring Event - Goodwill Career Solutions is hosting for Elwood Staffing 
Date: 6/28/2013
Time: 10:00 AM TO 12:00 AM
710 Memorial Blvd
Suite 210
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Event Description: Goodwill Career Solutions is hosting a Hiring Event for Elwood Staffing. Friday, June 28, 2013 * 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 710 Memorial Blvd, Suite 210, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 Elwood Staffing is planning to fill approximately 75-100 positions in the Mt. Juliet area. Positions include: warehouse, pack/pick, forklift, & sorting. Bring your resume, photo ID, and Social Security Card or birth certificate. Dress for Success! Be prepared to complete job applications and to interview. For more information, please call 615-898-1887.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Smyrna parks and rec Sports Camp

There is going to be a Sports Camp here in Smyrna, and the positions are limited. CALL NOW!

Sports Camp
Smyrna Parks and Recreation will be holding a Sports Camp
July 8th - 12th
from 8am - 12pm
at the Rotary Soccer Park, 200 Soccer Way
*$50 for the week
*Ages 7 - 13
*Multi-sports: Flag Football, Ultimate Frisbee,
Kickball, Whiffle Ball, Soccer, Dodge Ball
*Skill Development, sport specific exercises
*Sign-up in person at the Smyrna Town Centre Athletics Office, 8am - 4pm
*Limited to the first twenty kids who register!For more information contact Monty Perkins or Marty Smith at (615) 459-9773

Local Smyrna Art Show

Did you know that our local art gallery is in the midst of group art exhibit? EarthSoul Gallery, near the historic downtown of Smyrna, is hosting an art exhibit that you might wish to take time to visit this summer.

They are on Face Book and have their own website if you wish to browse and see what they are all about.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday, June 7, 2013

Music in the Park

The Parks and Rec Department is starting their Music in the Park program today and you're invited.
Friday, June 7th at 6:30pm at Gregory Mill Park
Come enjoy Wildfire as they perform with tight harmonies and strong melodies from groups such as America, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Doobie Brothers, The Eagles and more. Wildfire will create hours of
nostalgic entertainment you’re sure to enjoy! 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Taste of Smyrna..TODAY

This is a big community draw, and outside of the humidity that the south always enjoys during the summer, it looks like it will be fun.

The 4th Annual Taste of Smyrna
Time: 5:00 PM TO 8:00 PM  
200 StoneCrest Blvd.
Smyrna, TN 37167 
Phone: 615-394-7245 
Event Description: Enjoy the many tastes of your community restaurants. This outdoor event includes: Samples of our local signature dishes * Live music * Face Painting * Bounce House * Healthy Kids Play Zone * Smoke House * Lots of food and Fun. Ticket Prices: Adults $10, Children (3-15) $5, 2 and under FREE! You may purchase tickets the day of event or advance tickets at StoneCrest Medical Center Main Entrance or the North Rutherford YMCA Welcome Center.
Event held in the parking lot at StoneCrest Medical Center. 

STOP the Property Tax Increase in Smyrna

Looks like the opposition to the tax increase here in Smyrna have gone multimedia. I'm impressed with the quality and wish their campaign the best. I also extend to them and anyone else who wishes to address the issue of the tax increase the chance to do a guest column on our website. I feel ALL voices should be heard, from the business man with his own company to the stay at home parent.

I suspect that between now and June 11th when they vote on the increase things will simply get much more interesting.