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.

Annual Read Me Day Raises Awareness for Reading Importance

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A real estate professional in Nashville, Tennessee, Roxanna Anspach Devlin represents buyers in real estate transactions for investment properties, single-family homes, condos, and new luxury homes. Roxanna Devlin has also previously served as a board member for Book’em, an organization that provides literacy programs to economically disadvantaged children throughout Nashville. Book’em programs include the annual Read Me Day.

The annual Read Me Day operates in conjunction with the Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) program, which provides visits from volunteers readers five to eight times throughout the school year. Read Me Day consists of a special reading celebration that raises awareness of the importance of establishing literacy services for children in the Nashville community. Book’em hosts the event at one of the 10 schools served by the RIF program.

Launched by East Hickman Elementary School teacher Frankie DeWees in 1986, Read Me Day began with the purpose of celebrating the importance of reading. Its namesake came from the concept that teachers, students, and visiting readers would be encouraged to wear a shirt, cap, or pin with a message for children to read.

To learn more about Read Me Day and the Reading Is Fundamental program, visit bookem-kids.org/programs.

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.

Nashville Children’s Theatre Presents Cinderella in 2016

A member of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, Roxanna Anspach Devlin serves as a realtor at Keller Williams Realty in Nashville, Tennessee. Away from helping clients close on real estate transactions, Roxanna Devlin advocates for the arts and volunteers at Nashville Children’s Theatre.

Since its 1931 establishment by the Junior League, Nashville Children’s Theatre (NCT) has evolved as a performing arts organization under the vision of providing a cultural heritage to local youth. Young actors range in age from 3 to 18 years and have the opportunity to share the stage with professional adult troupers, many of whom perform at Nashville Repertory Theatre.

Among other productions during the 2015-2016 season, NCT will present Cinderella, running January 14-February 7, 2016, with evening shows starting at 6:30 p.m. and matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $7 for children and $15 for adults. For box office information and to see a full list of upcoming plays, visit NashvilleChildrensTheatre.org.

School Year Classes at the Nashville Children’s Theatre

An experienced financial executive and realtor based in Nashville, Tennessee, Roxanna Anspach Devlin has volunteered with several community organizations throughout her career. Roxanna Devlin served two terms on the board of the Nashville Children’s Theatre.

The Nashville Children’s Theatre is a professional theater company providing theatrical experiences for children and their families. Recent productions include such fun plays as Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat, Lyle the Crocodile, and Einstein Is a Dummy. The Nashville Children’s Theatre also offers drama classes for children between the ages of 4 and 14. In the summer, children can attend drama camps, and during the school year, the Theatre organizes a number of drama classes on the weekend and over seasonal breaks.

During the fall semester, the Theatre sponsors a series of four-week and 12-week sessions on Saturdays. Participants in the four-week program play theater games and learn character building from dramatic exercises. In the 12-week series, students receive more in-depth acting instruction. During the week of Fall Break, the Nashville Children’s Theatre offers a weeklong drama camp, which includes 30 hours of instruction and gives parents options for before-care and after-care.

To learn more about summer-camp and school-year classes at the Nashville Children’s Theatre, visit the website at http://www.nashvillechildrenstheatre.org.

Creative Activities at Nashville Children’s Theatre

Roxanna Anspach Devlin serves Keller Williams Realty in Nashville, Tennessee. A veteran realtor, she helps clients purchase condominiums and houses. She also specializes in negotiations and sourcing investment properties. Beyond her professional commitments, Roxanna Devlin supports charitable organizations such as Nashville Children’s Theatre.

The oldest professional children’s theatre in the United States, Nashville Children’s Theatre was founded in 1931. In an effort to instill a love of theatre and creative expression, Nashville Children’s Theatre hosts numerous programs and workshops for children and families. Creative Drama Series is a class available during summer camps for children ages three to five. Instructors structure the class around activities that parents and kids can do together, such as enacting stories, picture books, and nursery rhymes.

Nashville Children’s Theatre’s Emerging Artists classes target young people ages 11 through 18 and are designed to teach a variety of skills. In the Young Artists Company children perform challenging roles that help them develop a range of acting skills, while Behind the Scenes: Technical Theatre focuses on set construction, sound production, and lighting.