Book’em Helps Put Books in the Hands of Every Nashville Child

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Book’em
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Nashville, Tennessee-based realtor Roxanna Anspach Devlin helps Keller Williams clients buy and sell homes. As an active community member and advocate for learning and literacy, Roxanna Devlin actively supports Book’em in Nashville.

Book’em facilitates a more literate Nashville through efforts to put books in the hands of children from diverse backgrounds. The group was founded in 1989, the result of four women who recognized a need in the community. In partnership with Reading is FUNdamental, the organization began to collect books.

Today, Book’em makes a difference through the Books for Nashville Kids program. This unique service collects books for nonprofit organizations working in other sectors. Annually, the group supplies 30,000 books to groups, including Habitat for Humanity, Second Harvest, and St. Luke’s Community House, as well as local public schools. In this manner, partnering organizations can distribute books everywhere they touch lives.

Book’em also actively works to promote literacy in young students through various programs. The Ready for Reading program, offered in pre-schools, helps children grasp the fundamentals of literacy before beginning kindergarten. The organization also sponsors Read Me Day, a day to celebrate reading and literacy in Nashville schools.

Nashville’s Adventure Science Center Prepares for 2017 Solar Eclipse

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Adventure Science Center
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Keller Williams Realtor Roxanna Anspach Devlin helps Nashville, Tennessee-area buyers find the home, condo, or investment property of their dreams. An active member of her local community, Roxanna Devlin also supports organizations like Adventure Science Center.

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Adventure Science Center offers hundreds of fun and engaging scientific exhibits and activities for scholars of all ages. The nonprofit organization focuses on biology, physics, earth sciences, and space. It also encourages listening and mindfulness as visitors explore their curiosity across 44,000 square feet of exhibits.

Adventure Science Center is already gearing up for the 2017 solar eclipse, which will occur on August 21. In a historic astronomical event, this will be the first total solar eclipse to be visible across the entire nation since 1918. Nashville is especially fortunate, as the city is perfectly positioned for a great view.

Tennessee-area residents who would like to connect with Adventure Science Center for eclipse-related news and activities can keep in touch on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NashvilleEclipse2017.

The Adventure Science Center’s Judith Payne Turner Theatre

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Adventure Science Center
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A Realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Nashville, Tennessee, Roxanna Anspach Devlin represents buyers of single family homes and condominiums. Beyond her work in real estate, Roxanna Devlin spent two terms as a board member of the Adventure Science Center.

Featuring over 170 hands-on exhibits that focus on everything from visual perception and space to biology and earth science, the Adventure Science Center in Nashville is committed to helping people discover a love for science. One of the center’s many activities is the Judith Payne Turner Theatre located beneath the 63-foot dome of the Sudekum Planetarium. The theater presents a variety of shows the teach attendees about various topics relating to space. Some of the theater’s shows have included Skies over Nashville, through which viewers learn about locating constellations, and STARS, which teaches viewers how stars are born and how they die.

The Sudekum Planetarium’s Judith Payne Turner Theatre features day shows during the week and evening shows during the second Saturday of each month. The theater is occasionally closed on Mondays and only runs a few shows a day. During daytime shows, viewers must purchase both general admission to the Adventure Science Center and a planetarium show ticket. Most evening and laser shows do not require general admission.

Greater Nashville Association of Realtors Offers Online Classes

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Greater Nashville Association of Realtors
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As a Realtor for Keller Williams Reality in Tennessee, Roxanna Anspach Devlin represents sellers and buyers in the sale of single-family homes and investment properties. Roxanna Devlin also belongs to the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors (GNAR), which offers distance learning classes through a partnership with the RECampus online platform.

GNAR distance learning courses provide real estate professionals with the opportunity to further their knowledge and advance their skills without needing to worry about scheduling conflicts. Designed with an independent approach to learning, courses incorporate learning features tailored for adult learners. Courses offered range from general real estate topics to state-specific courses mandated by state-issued real estate licenses. In addition, all courses are approved by the Tennessee Real Estate Commission for continuing education credit.

Individuals who sign up for a course may begin immediately following enrollment and receive the flexibility to complete the course at their own pace, depending upon jurisdiction application. However, most final exams require completion in a single sitting. Students can also purchase textbooks and course materials through ERCampus’ online store.

After Hours Adventures Program Allows Overnight Exploration of Science

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Adventure Science Center
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A Realtor at Keller Williams Realty in Nashville, Tennessee, Roxanna Anspach Devlin represents real estate clients in transactions involving single-family homes, condos, and investment properties. Roxanna Devlin also previously served as a board member for the Science Adventure Center, which offers a wide variety of children’s activities, including the After Hours Adventures Science Sleepovers.

After Hours Adventures provides children aged 5 and older with an opportunity to experience an  ultimate science exploration and participate in hands-on learning activities. Sleepover events include a science presentation, interactive activities, and the chance to explore the Science Adventure Center afterhours. Presentations and activities fall under a scientific theme selected at the time of event registration. Available themes include engineering and physics, space and aerodynamics, and investigation and forensics. Additionally, all children participants receive a light breakfast.

Sleepovers run from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights during September through May. Adults must be present to supervise their children, and sleepovers accommodate between 40 and 120 students. Also available at the time of registration are a number of upgrades, including the addition of a Subway sandwich meal and the deluxe sleepover option, in which a Sudekum Planetarium show is added.

Nashville Children’s Theatre – Performances for Homeschooling Families

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Nashville Children’s Theatre
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Roxanna Anspach Devlin serves as a Realtor for Keller Williams Realty in Nashville, Tennessee. Outside her professional responsibilities, Roxanna Devlin formerly held a position on the board for directors for the Nashville Children’s Theatre (NCT).

NCT offers special opportunities for homeschooling families to attend its field trip productions through the Homeschool Days program. Every Homeschool Days season features one performance of each production scheduled at different times throughout the year beginning in September. Members of the public may also attend the performances and purchase tickets at a reduced price normally reserved for schools. Additionally, activities based on the theme of each production follow its performance, allowing children who are homeschooled the opportunity to receive the same benefits as their peers in a traditional school environment. Scheduled Homeschool Days shows include Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott on March 9, 2016, and A Year with Frog and Toad on April 27, 2016. Both shows start at 1:00 p.m.

To order tickets or learn about performances and schedules, visit NCT’s Homeschool Days informational page at www.nashvillechildrenstheatre.org/homeschool-days.

Adventure Science Center Launches Science in Motion Outreach Program

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Adventure Science Center
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Since 2012, Roxanna Anspach Devlin has served as a realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to her professional activities, Roxanna Devlin has supported several local nonprofit groups over the years, including the Adventure Science Center.

The Adventure Science Center recently launched Science in Motion, an outreach program that brings fun and informative science experiences to communities throughout middle Tennessee and surrounding states. As part of the launch, the organization unveiled its Science in Motion outreach vehicle, which features the new Adventure Science Center logo and eye-catching graphics of students taking part in science-based learning activities.

An Equinox SUV donated by a local automotive dealership will enable Science Center staff to expand their outreach efforts and deliver enhanced programs to the organizations they serve. Currently, Science in Motion programs, including STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) labs and science assemblies, are held in schools, libraries, and other community organizations across Tennessee, Kentucky, and Alabama. For more information, visit www.adventuresci.org.