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Adventures for Kids abound at Riverfest

Riverfest 2010On Saturday, you’ll definitely want to include sunscreen, sun glasses and liquid refreshment in your travel gear for Riverfest, but planning ahead can include more.

The way to get the most out of your fun is to study the offerings carefully before you leave home. Our web site provides a comprehensive list of all the activities. You can print these off and circle the ones that work for you.

On Friday night beginning at 6:00 pm , the River of Culture area will showcase martial arts teams and at 7:30 pm the Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama Dancers. On Saturday, beginning at noon, more martial arts will be featured with Folklorico Viva Panama again on stage at 6:30 pm and the Hui Hawaii O Tenesi Hawaiian Civic Club at 7:00 pm

The colorful Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama dancers

Beginning at 10:00 am on Saturday, the Saturday Gateway Stage has a variety of dance troupes to delight parents and children alike. The array includes local groups that express many styles of dancing in addition to those that feature dances from other cultures.

Other delights that appeal to kids are cooking adventures. Samantha Maselli’s Cooking with Kids is the happening at both 6:00 pm on Friday and at noon on Saturday in the Adventure Zone. Additionally, at 2:00 pm , Layers of Flavor presents Kids in the Mix, again in the Adventure Zone.

For children under 5, Clarksville Family Magazine sponsors Toddler Town. Toddler Town and the Adventure zone are bigger and better this year. Both take place in the newly opened North Extension of the Riverwalk. A tethered hot air balloon tops the entertainment that also features a rock climbing wall, archery, inflatables—and the all-time favorite petting zoo.

Fort Campbell is featuring all types of army equipment and vehicles this year.

Parents, you may tell your kids you are giving them a day of fun—but it’s no secret that you’ll be having a great time too!

Sue Freeman Culverhouse
Sue Freeman Culverhousehttp://culverhouseart.com/
Author of Tennessee Literary Luminaries: From Cormac McCarthy to Robert Penn Warren (The History Press, 2013) Sue Freeman Culverhouse has been a freelance writer for the past 36 years. Beginning in 1976, she published magazines articles in Americana, Historic Preservation, American Horticulturist, Flower and Garden, The Albemarle Magazine, and many others. Sue is the winner of two Virginia Press Awards in writing. She moved to Springfield, Tennessee in 2003 with her sculptor husband, Bill a retired attorney. Sue has one daughter,  Susan Leigh Miller who teaches poetry and creative writing at Rutgers University. Sue teaches music and writing at Watauga Elementary School in Ridgetop, Tennessee to approximately 500 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. She also publishes a literary magazine each year; all work in the magazine is written and illustrated by the students. Sue writes "Uncommon Sense," a column in the Robertson County Times, which also appears on Clarksville Online. She is the author of "Seven keys to a sucessful life", which is  available on amazon.com and pubishamerica.com; this is a self-help book for all ages.

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