Sunday, November 8, 2009

Nov. and Dec.

Hello everybody! Here are the playdates and MNOs for the next two months. I'm trying to keep it lite because of all the other things that the holidays bring. Also, I'm sure a new date or two will come up that I will share as they come. Have a great holiday season and hope to see you at some of these events.



Monday, Nov. 9th- Seigel Soccer Park- picnic and play --12-1:30

Tuesday, Nov. 17th- Toy Swap - adults only- 6:30 - Bring toys you want to pass on or no longer want and we can swap and trade for others' toys. Great idea to get rid of some toys your child(ren) no longer play with and get new ones that they would like. Other people's toys are always better! :) Any leftovers, I will try to get a donation center to give them to.

Tuesday, Nov. 24th- Discovery Center - 10-noon


Monday, Dec. 14th-- 6:30- 8:00-- MNO (Moms Night Out)- cookie swap--I'll host a party at my house. Bring 4 dozen cookies, 12 copies of the recipe, and a large tupperware to take cookies home. Enjoy hot coffee, tea, or milk as your fellowship and try new cookies. You might discovery some new recipes to try at Christmas!

Thursday, Dec. 17th- Discovery Center - 10-noon

Wednesday, Dec. 23rd- BounceU - 10-noon- 6 and under-

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Friday Night Plans

Hey everyone! Hope you are enjoying this beautiful Fall weather! I made a mistake when I sent out the first email for October play dates. The trick-or-treating on the square is FRIDAY from 3-6 pm. It is fun and several people go. If you want to meet up as a group, meet in the grassy area by Shacklett's photography on the square at 4. Then, head on over for more fun at the church at 5:30 (or when you can) for food, fellowship, and a movie or two for the kids. Just bring a dish to share, the whole family, and feel free to invite any others that would enjoy our company. We will eat in the Fellowship Hall and watch a Veggie Tale movie or two in the youth wing on the big screen!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

MNO Friday


Moms' Night Out this Friday at FUMC at 6:30. Bring a snack to share and enjoy a movie at the church. Please RSVP to me, so I can figure out which room will work best for our viewing pleasure. :)

Movie: The Proposal

Sandra Bullock stars in the romantic comedy The Proposal, as a Canadian immigrant who creates a demanding and difficult work environment for her subordinates at the office. When the news arrives that she's about to be deported to the Great White North, she rushes into a marriage of convenience with her young assistant (played by Ryan Reynolds) to prevent such a catastrophe from occurring. 27 Dresses' Anne Fletcherdirects from a script by Peter Chiarelli for Touchstone Pictures. ~ Nathan Southern, All Movie Guide

Feel free to invite other ladies!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Walden Farm change

Hey guys! I'm so late at letting you all know about Walden Farm visit tomorrow. They are open at 3 until dark. I'm going to put mine down for early naps and plan to be there at the farm at 4. We might hit Chick-fil-a afterwards too. Come out and join us!!


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

October Dates

Hey everybody! This is a BUSY month and there are a lot more activities this month that aren't listed (pick up a Rutherford Parent if interested), but enough to keep us with full schedules. There are so many, so write them down or post them on your computer calendar NOW! Hope you all are great and see you soon!

Saturday, Oct. 3rd & 4th- FREE- Cheekwood- (I will be out of town, but get a group and go. It sounds like fun!)If you're looking for cheap fall activities for the family, this is a great opportunity! Every fall, Cheekwood has a FREE weekend. And its this coming weekend, October 3rd and October 4th. Admission is FREE and there are plenty of activities to take in.

They have a Silly Scarecrows exhibit throughout the gardens that will definitely bring a smile to your face. On Saturday from 10am-12noon, families can even make their own silly scarecrow! There's something for the whole family, and the best part is...its FREE with gate admission ($10 adults, $5 ages 6-17, free ages 5 and under)

Another option- Oct. 3rd- The Avenue here in Murfreesboro- Fall Kids Fest- FREE 11 am- 4 pm

Thursday, Oct. 8th- 12-2 pm. Walden Pumpkin Farm- Smyrna, TN--bring a picnic lunch and enjoy hayrides, farm animals, pumpkins, kiddie corn maze (some things may cost) FREE to go

Friday, Oct. 9th- Fall Harvest Festival FALL HARVEST HAYRIDE - Friday, October 9, 2009 from 5-9pm
Hayrides, live music, campfire, hotdogs, children's activities, and more! Join the Friends of the Greenway and Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department for the 12th annual event. Old-fashioned entertainment that is fun for the whole family. Located at the General Bragg Trailhead, 1540 West College St., admission is $2 per person, ages 2 and under are free. This includes a hayride and marshmallows, other food sold separately. For more information, contact Angela Jackson, 893-2141.

Moms' Night Out Friday, 16th- Cheap fun!- Bring a snack to share at the church at 6:00 (or whenever you can get there) and we'll watch a movie on a big screen at church. My Sisters' Keeper might be out. Move posted closer to date.
Saturday & Sunday, October 17-18-- FREE - Arts & Crafts Fair- Bell Buckle- Very crowded, so be patient, have fun, and enjoy the sites.

Harvest Day and Fiber Festival
Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.- FREE- Cannonsburgh (

Another option- Oct. 24th- FREE- 3 - 5 p.m.The Avenue- Halloween at The Avenue- Ages 2-12- storytelling, balloon art, face painting, candy, and games

Friday, Oct 30th- Halloween Fun at church- FREE- The kids can dress up and we have a celebration of our on at church. Bring a dish to share for a potluck in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30 (come when you can) and we will start watching a Veggie Movie or two in the Family Life Center around 6:30. We had a great time last year!

Saturday, Oct. 31st- Trick-or-treating on the Square- FREE 3-6 p.m. (

Hope to see you at many of these fall activites!

Elizabeth Chavis

Monday, August 24, 2009

Reminder and more

Hey everybody! Reminder tonight, we are having a potluck/picnic/play at Seigel Soccer Park at 5:30 (or whenever you can get there). Just bring a dish to share, your picnic stuff (blanket, plates, utensils, and drink), and enjoy this beautiful day with us. Hope to see you there!!! :)

Also, I've decided to postpone the consignment sale until spring, but do a toy swap this fall. I'll tell you more about it soon. If you have ever participated in one, please share with me about it. In the meantime, hang onto those toys you are wanting to get rid of for another month or two.

Have a fantastic day!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

August dates

Hey everybody! I had a wonderful trip and was so thankful Allison offered a few fun things while I was gone. I hope everybody is doing great and enjoying their summer. Those that had kids start school yesterday, hope that went well. I have some dates for you to mark on your calendar, and a couple questions too.

First, a few of us had thought about the FUMC playgroup hosting a childrens' consignment sale at church. The $$ we raise would go do speakers, crafts, a family in need, etc. We need to choose a date. I was thinking a Saturday morning at church from 8-11 a.m. The gym would be open from 7-noon to set up and take down. We thought maybe asking a flat rate, so we don't have to deal with all the transactions or getting $$ from people afterwards. A flat $10 to have a booth set up. Share with me your thoughts please. What date seems to work with you guys? Oct. 17th or November sometime? We need to advertise in the church bulletin and newsletter. We'll need help maybe putting a playgroup table together (?), sharing about playgroup. I'm sure there is more too. So, I will need help. Please tell me if you want to help or any thoughts on the consignent sale.

Ok, play dates! :)

Thursday, Aug. 13th-- Splash Pad in Smyrna--- 10:30 -play and picnic lunch

Friday, 8/14-8/15--- Women's Seminar--Gifts To Give That Last--( $10- nursery available

Tuesday, 8/18- Barfield Park- 9:30 a.m.- go hiking, play on playground, and picnic

Wed. 8/19 - FUMC dinners start-- tailgating party 5 p.m.

Friday 8/21-- Nashville Shores- FREE - we can meet at the church at 9 a.m. and get home to pick up older kids from school. (Krista W. has free tickets)- RSVP to get an idea of whom is meeting that morning

Monday 8/24 - picnic/potluck at Seigel Park - 5:30 p.m. - Bring a dish to share and play on the playground and fellowship.

Monday, July 6, 2009

This week... 7/6-7/12

This is what we are looking at this week.

Mon. 6th- 11 a.m FREE storytime at Barnes & Nobles at the Avenue

Tues 7th- 5:00 p.m.- Chick-fil-a dinner- kids night- $1.49 kids meal- come anytime

Wed. 8th--movie $2 Smyrna movie theater--10 a.m (get there early) Veggie Tales movie

Fri 10th- Blueberry picking- 8:30 a.m (to beat the heat) - meet at the farm (The Blueberry Patch - Blueberries5942 West Gum Road, Murfreesboro, TN, 37127)--bring snacks to munch on while the kids play afterwards.

*two more things on Friday 10th- Splash Out! Barfield Crescent Park 1:30- come play in the water &
Family Game Night at Barnes & Nobles- all ages- 6 p.m.
Fri. 10th-Sun. 12th- Uncle Dave Macon Days- Fri 5 -11 pm / Sat. 9 am-11 pm/ Sun 12-4 pm

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Next 2 weeks

Hey guys! Hope you are having a great week! Here are a few dates for this week and next.

Thursday (tomorrow)- 10 a.m. Splash Pad in Smyrna FREE

Tuesday, June 30th - 10 am- Smyrna Movie Theater- Over the Hedge $2 (

Thursday, July 2- Hatcher Family Dairy Farm- FREE -College Grove,-need to be at farm by 9:15 (please RSVP so I can give them a #)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

June play dates

Hello everybody! Hope your week is going well. Just wanted to share our scheduled June play dates. Invite others anytime.

Sat., June 6th- Cripple Creek Farm--FREE- exotic & farm animals--meet at church (FUMC) at 9 a.m. and we will caravan there. Pack a picnic lunch that we will eat there and wear farm attire (not Sunday best)

Tuesday, June 9th- Smyrna Splash pad- 11 a.m- FREE- Splash in all kinds of sprinklers and pack lunch to eat there and stay for awhile (I'll be late b/c of swim lessons, but will be there)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


They have cancelled the public from picking strawberries at P & P Farms (until maybe late this month).  So, if you are still interested Valley Home Farm are open for business.  They are $1.75/pound or about $9 a gallon.  We will meet at the church at 9 and carpool there.   Let me know if you want to join us, so we don't forget anybody.  There is a nice park with tables and playground that we can go to afterwards and have a picnic.  So, bring picnic lunch with you.  Let me know if you want to join us, so we don't forget anybody.

310 Potts Road, Wartrace, TN 37183. Phone: (931) 389-6470. Email:  Directions: Valley Home is 50 miles southeast of Nashville, just 10 minutes off I-24, Exit 97. Go 7.1 miles on Hwy 269E toward Wartrace. Go 1 one half miles on Potts Road to Valley Home. There is a nice park with tables and playground that we can go to afterwards and have a picnic.  So, bring picnic lunch with you.  Let me know if you want to join us, so we don't forget anybody.

Also, the kids and I are planning on going to General Bragg Park around 11 today if anybody wants to join us.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Add to my list

If there is anybody out there that wants to added to the FUMC playgroup e-mail list, please let me know.  There are sometimes last minute changes and I always e-mail to the group and don't always get to this site to update everybody.  I will try to do that from now on though.  But if you would like to be updated on anything playgroup, please just send me a short message letting me know.  Have a fantastic day!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mark your calendars!

We have some FUN things planned for the rest of May and early June!  Please pass on to other families as school is almost out and they are welcome to join us on any!

Wed. mornings-  meet at FUMC from 7-7:20 for a very short prayer service.  A great way to start your day!

If you signed up (and there still maybe time) tonight (Thurs night )a Gardening and Lawn class at Home Depot 7-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 16th-  FUMC Parking Lot Sale--come sell (if interested, please contact Stacie at or come see what you want!

Wed., May 20th- Strawberry picking--P&P Farms at 9:30 a.m. (P and P Farms - 
2841 East Jefferson Pike, Lascassas, TN 37085. Phone: 931-895-4708. They open at 8am and prefer cash. Other questions, call: 893-0704.)

Monday, May 26th-10 a.m.- Fire Station Tour--(Please RSVP so I can give them a # we are looking at)--Main Station on Main St.

Friday, May 29th--Airport tour--meet at 10 a.m. at Murfreesboro Airport and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy a picnic afterwards

Sat. June 6th-- Cripple Creek Farm-- meet at church at 9 a.m.--wear comfortable and not great clothes-- ( and we will all drive there together--bring picnic lunch and blanket to eat on and Camera

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Next few Days

Hey everybody! There are some new events tht I want to share before my large list for May. I have several people contacted in trying to set up Cripple Creek Farm, fire station tour, airport tour, etc. I will let you know as soon as I have dates. Here are a few things the next few days.

Wed. April 29th- 7 am Come join us at church (FUMC) for a short prayer service (15-20 mins) and come to walk for 45 mins. afterwards to get a little exercise before the day starts.

Wed. also-- 31 cent scoop day at Baskin Robbins from 5-10 pm

May 1st-3rd FUMC Church-wide retreat

Monday, May 4th --Just in case anyone asks how they can help support the tornado relief, Bounce U will be donating 100% of their profits to the Red Cross on May 4. They are charging $5.00/child to come in and play on their equipment. The staff at BounceU are also donating their salaries on these dates as well. It is a good opportunity for children to have fun and support a good cause. All Ages Open Bounce! 4:00-7:00 pm. 100% of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross to help the victims of the recent tornadoes. $5.00 per bouncer ** SOCKS AND SIGNED WAIVER ARE REQUIRED TO BOUNCE *** RESERVATIONS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENED!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

FREE Home Depot Lawn and Gardening Workshop

Thought I would pass this on.  I just signed up because we started our first raised bed garden this year.  Sign-up now to go.

Home Depot Do It Herself Workshop

A new FREE Home Depot workshop will be available to attend soon! This FREE workshop will show women how to transform their outdoors! You will receive lots of information on vegetable gardening and outdoor style projects that fit into any sized budget. I've also heard that you may receive special savings discounts too! Register here to attend this FREE class on May 14th from 7-8:30 pm.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

April Dates

Now that April is half over....  :)

April 18th-  Saturday- FREE- 22nd Annual Pioneer Days--All ages can enjoy old-time trade demonstrations, crafts, music and dance. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

(If you have a 7 yr. old girl or older and know somebody that does---FREE on Saturday at Barnes & Nobles here at the Avenue American Girl Club- Ages 7 and older can make dolls crafts and accessories 12 p.m.)

April 20th- Monday-  FREE Storytime at Barnes & Nobles at the Avenue at 11 a.m.

April 21st- Tuesday- Kids' Night at Chick-fil-a 5 p.m. (4 pack kids meal- $1.49 all ages)

April 22nd Wednesday--FREE- prayer service at FUMC from 7- 7:20 a.m. (no childcare, but it's for a short time frame for kids or have your spouse watch them before heading to work)  We are wanting to meet each Wed. morning for this new prayer service at our church.  Those that can stay a little longer, a group is going to walk around outside for 30-45 mins. afterwards)

April 24th- Friday- Moms' Night Out-  Meet at Camino Real on Cason Lane at 6 p.m. and go to the movies "17 Again" (to watch the trailer- 

April 27th- Monday-picnic and park-Siegel Soccer park- 11 a.m.

Next month- Fire station tour, strawberry picking, family potluck/picnic, and much more

Monday, March 9, 2009

March Dates

Tuesday, March 10-- Discovery Center 9 am --Parents and Tots

Friday, March 13th- Potluck and watching of Fireproof at FUMC (for anybody)--6-8:30 p.m.--let me know to sign you up if interested (nursery provided)

Monday, March 16th- storytime at Barnes & Nobles in The Avenue- 11 a.m.

Wed., March 18th-- ride the Rover around town (I'm still trying to get all the details) and end at Target and eat at Chick-fil-a

Week of March 22-28th Spring Break--- events TBA

Saturday, March 28th --Greenway Clean Up-- Free- All Ages-Overall Street Trailhead- 9:30-11:30

Stones Throw Away: A Cleanup Along the Greenway

Bring your family, friends, scout troop, or organization and help clean up our beautiful and very important Stones River. Bags and gloves will be provided. Check in at the Overall Street Trailhead across from pavilions 1 & 2 at Old Fort Park.

Starting in April 7th- Tuesday mornings from 11am -noon there will be a Bible Study and then lunch with a discussion. I'm not sure on all the details. Contact Aimie Markham at for more info.

Also, we are going to start a Play Group Book Club. For March, read The Shack by William P. Young and we will meet to discuss in April TBA. Contact for more info.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Thursday, Feb. 19th 10-12 a.m Bounce U ( and under

Monday, Feb. 23rd 9 a.m. Discovery Center--- Parents & Tots

Thursday, Feb. 26th- Potluck dinner at FUMC-- 5:30 p.m. Bring a dish to share to the Fellowship Hall and bring some toys to play in the gym (Family Life Center) I'll send out an e-vite too.

Call with any questions: Elizabeth 406-6707

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Jan. dates

Hey everybody! The Bounce U the last of Jan. was fun, we'll hve to do that again. Here are some dates of some events. Let me know of any that I'm missing that would be fun.

Saturday, Jan. 17th-- 11 a.m. FREE Barnes & Nobles at the Avenue --storytime and crafts (come early to get a seat)

Monday, Jan. 19th -- 10 a.m.- Discovery Center--Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Thursday, Jan. 22nd- 10 a.m.--play in the mall play center by JCPENNYS-- grab a cup of coffee at the drive by Starbucks before, if you want any, because the one in the mall is shut down

Tuesday, Jan. 27th- 5 p.m. Chick-fil-a- kids' meal $1.49 each-- Conductor Jack will be playing and singing there