March 30, 2011
- Annie is coming to the Sandler Center
- Think you have "The Greatest Kid(s) on Earth"?
- MKVB welcomes BabysitEase!
- April Fool's Fun:
- April 2 is Autism Awareness Day
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- Mrs.O's Corner
- "Know Where To Go"
- Macaroni Teens
- Military Macaroni
- On the Macaroni Menu...
and we're sending two lucky subscribers!
Leapin' Lizards! Seven TONY Awards! Charming, vibrant Broadway entertainment, with a score that features the iconic, ever optimistic 'Tomorrow'. Orphan Annie, popular comic strip heroine, takes center stage in one of the worlds most beloved musicals. A heartwarming, international sensation.
The Virginia Musical Theatre is bringing Annie to Virginia Beach on April 15-17 at the Sandler Center of Performing Arts for four entertaining shows (Friday 4/15 at 8pm; Saturday 4/16 at 2pm & 8pm and Sunday 4/17 at 2pm)
Macaroni Kid Virginia Beach wants to send two lucky ...
Enter them in our photo contest and you could be going to the circus for free!
Fully ChargedSM, the all-new surge of circus entertainment from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® comes to Hampton Roads for two great weekends. Beginning Thursday April 7- Sunday April 10 at Hampton Coliseum, and then heading to Norfolk Scope Thursday April 14 and ending SundaApril 17, t the show has megawatts of thrills that explode off of the arena floor with breathtaking dare-devilry, superhuman stunts and never-before-seen performances that energize Children of All Ages!
Macaroni Kid Virginia wants to send two lucky families to see "The Greatest Show on Earth ...
MKVB is thrilled to announce our newest advertiser, BabysitEase of South Eastern Virginia.
Owner Alicia Haddigan, the mother of three boys, brought BabysitEase to our area two years ago this month. The franchise was started in Cincinatti 6 years ago, and there are also locations in Lexington and Washington DC. that are also mom owned. Below is Alicia's description of the business"
"The way BabysitEase works is that parents register and then they can schedule sits anytime online or they can call in to me to schedule a sit ...
Links to the Best Pranks, Recipes, and Crafts
This Friday is April 1st already--is Mother Nature playing a huge joke on us with all this great Spring weather?! If I walked outside in shorts and flip-flops, I really would be an April Fool.
When I was a kid, I remember how much fun it was to wake up and trick my parents and friends with silly jokes, and I just loved saying "April Fool's!"
Well, you're never too old for April Fool's fun. With the help of Disney's FamilyFun.com and other great websites ...
Spotlight on The Grace App For Autism Communication System
Where: East Beach Marketplace 4245 E. Little Creek Rd. (Corner of Shore Dr. and Little Creek Rd)
Norfolk VA, 23518When: 8:00 AM - 7:30 PMWho: open to the publicCost: One non-perishable food item to be donated to the Food Bank, otherwise it is $1For more info: Friday: 8 am-7:30 pm Saturday: 10 am-5 pm Sunday: 12 pm-4 pm
Where: Virginia Beach Central Library 4100 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach VA,When: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: call 757-575-9385Cost: free
Where: Dominion Towers 999 Waterside Drive Norfolk, VA 23510When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: Open to the publicHow: To register, sponsor or volunteer for the event, visit www.theupcenter.org or call Jessica Oulahan at 757-965-8649, email [email protected].Cost: Adults(prices increase $15 effective 3/18/2011) Noncompetitive Entry: $25 ,Competitve Entry (25, 50 or 100 stories): $35 Children (ages 8 to 17) Noncompetitive Entry: $15, Competitive Entry(25, 50 or 100 stories): $15
Where: Chrysler HallWhen: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: Adults $20. Children $10For more info: Buy one adult, get one child free coupons are available at Busy Bees Children Boutique in Virginia Beach, and at The Klumsy Moose Children's Boutique in Chesapeake
Where: Virginia Beach Convention CenterWhen: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.NHSCAevents.comCost: TBDFor more info: The nation's premier youth wrestling event comes to the spectacular Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia on April 1-2, 2011 as the site of the NHSCA National Middle & Elementary School Wrestling Championships. More than 400 of the nation's best 4th through 8th grade wrestlers are expected to compete in what promises to be non-stop, action-packed, sold-out excitement.
Where: Barnes & Noble Lynnhaven 701 Lynnhaven Pkwy
Virginia Beach, VA 23452When: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Open to the publicHow: Store phone number: 757-340-4055Cost: freeFor more info: THIS WEEK: Little Pea
Where: UNO Chicago Grill 5700 E Virginia Beach BlvdNorfolk, VAWhen: 11:00 AM - 11:59 PMWho: open to the publicCost: varies
Where: The Klumsy Moose Children's Boutique & Spa 1400 Kempsville Rd #123Chesapeake, VAWhen: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: open to the publicHow: call 757-312-0970Cost: free
Where: Sandler Center for the Performing ArtsWhen: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PMWho: open to the publicHow: Sandler Center Box Office or by calling 757-385-ARTS (2787)Cost: Adults - $15.00 Students - $10.00For more info: Musical selections will highlight the power and brilliance of the two ensembles and include excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain and the overture to Rossini’s William Tell. Also featured, will be the movie music of John Williams, including his scores from Star Wars, Schindler’s List and Superman. Enthusiasts of the world’s favorite “space opera” are encouraged to attend in their best Star Wars costumes!
Where: The Old Coast Guard Station
24th Street and Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VAWhen: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: Call 422-1587 for reservations or more information.Cost: free with admission
Where: This program meets in the Marsh Pavilion and will take place inside during inclement weather. Virginia Aquarium- 717 General Booth Blvd 23451When: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Open to the publicCost: Free with paid admission, free to members
Where: Princess Anne High School 4400 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach VA, 23462When: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: tickets available at the doorCost: Tickets: $6 for students $9 for adults
Thursday, March 31 through Sunday, April 3 - Annie performed by Kellam High School's Fine Arts Department
Where: Kellam High School 2323 Holland Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23453When: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM (Sundat 2PM)Who: open to the publicHow: tickets available at the door and Barritt's Books in the Strawbridge Shopping CenterCost: $8 adults, $5 children under 11For more info: Pre- show pasta dinner (from Chili's) on Friday April 1, 6PM, in the Kellam Cafeteria
Where: The Silver Rattle 1611A Colley Ave Norfolk, VA, 23504When: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Open to the pubicCost: free
hard-hitting entertainment as they take on the Hershey Bears on Friday,
Where: Norfolk ScopeWhen: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: For a limited time, you can purchase $10 Red Level Tickets
for the game - that's a savings of $4 per ticket!For more info: For more information, contact Millie Lomax at 640-1212 ext. 11.
Where: Mt. Trashmore ParkWhen: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: open to the publicHow: http://www.active.com/running/virginia-beach-va/autism-society-tidewater-virginia-autism-awareness-5k-and-1-mile-2011Cost: 5K & 1 Mile Walk-A-Thon $25 pre-registration if post marked by March 25th. $30 fee thereafter & race day. Race day registration & packet pick-up will begin at 7:30 a.m.
Where: Contemporary Art Center of Virginia
Virginia Beach, VAWhen: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: open to the publicHow: www.tiedye5k.comCost: 5k-$25; 1 miles-$20
Where: Home Depot storesWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ContentView?pn=Kids_Workshops&langId=-1&storeId=10051Cost: freeFor more info: This Saturday: planter/basket
Where: Virginia Beach Farmer's MarketWhen: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info: ***from 5pm-9pm, Classic Car Cruise-In with music, food and fun
*Donations are encouraged. All money raised supports families of Hampton Road police officers killed in the line of duty.
Where: Hampton Roads Executive Airport 5172 West Military HighwayChesapeake, VAWhen: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach Schools invite you to stop by for useful information and fun! The centers support parents and families by providing trainings, consultations, and a wide variety of resources.
Door prizes, snacks and resources will be provided.
Where: Pembroke MallWhen: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Red Wing 1398 General Booth Blvd
Virginia Beach VA, 23451When: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.vbgov.comCost: free
Where: Lynnhaven Mall; in front of H&MWhen: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Museum 206 High St., PortsmouthWhen: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: call (757) 393-8031 for all the info or www.vshfm.comCost: free with admission
Where: Barnes & Noble TCC MacArthur CenterWhen: 2:00 PM - 2:45 PMWho: open to the publicHow: Dawn Freeman
Phone: 757-625-3459Cost: free
Where: False Cape State Park 4001 Sandpiper Road
Virginia Beach VA, 23456When: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.vbgov.comCost: Reservations are required. Call (757) 426-7128 to sign upFor more info: Trip meets at Little Island City Park in Sandbridge
Where: Norfolk Botanical GardenWhen: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: Regular garden admission
Where: MacArthur MallWhen: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: open to the charactersHow: PLEASE CALL CARRIE AT 757-339-9482 OR DANA AT 757-237-2516 TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION. (PAYMENT IS REQUIRED AT TIME OF RESERVATION).Cost: TEA PARTIES WITH THE CHARACTERS IS $14.99 PER CHILD AND $7.99 PER ADULT.
Where: Barnes & Noble inside Lynnhaven MallWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AMWho: Open to the publicHow: 757-340-4055Cost: free
Barnum & Bailey® where megawatts of thrills explode off of the arena floor with breathtaking
dare-devilry, superhuman stunts and never-before-seen performances that energize Children Of
Where: Hampton Coliseum and Norfolk ScopeWhen: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM (multiple shows)Who: open to the publicHow: www.ticketmaster.comCost: vary
Where: Sandler Center for the Performing ArtsWhen: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $45-65For more info: Additional shows: Saturday (4/16) at 2pm & 8pm; Sunday (4/17) at 2pm
Where: Ted Constant Convocation CenterWhen: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (second show at 5:30PM)Who: open to the publicHow: Tickets are on sale now and available for purchase by calling 888-3-COXTIX, at the Constant Center Box Office, or online at www.COXTix.comCost: $15.00; $25.00; $35.00; $65.00
Be a Great Reader!
Be a Great Reader!
Here is a list of some things that good readers do. Be looking to see if your child is doing them…and if not—encourage them to use these great strategies!
1. Making Connections
3. Questioning (“I wonder why that happened.” “I wonder what will come next.”)
4. Making Predictions
5. Visualizing (using prompts and clues from the book to visualize what is really happening...creating a picture in their own mind)
6. Monitoring for Understanding (“Did that make sense? If not, I should ...
Events for Macaroni Parents courtesy of vbnightlife.com
Vbnightlife.com promotes nightlife entertainment events in Virginia Beach, including fundraisers, bands and DJs, club events, cultural events and more. Through a free membership, members receive a weekly "Weekend Update" e-newsletter that features all the events taking place in the upcoming weekend that adults would enjoy.
Every week, vbnightlife.com will be sharing with Macaroni Kid Virginia Beach their top picks for the upcoming weekend.
Below are this weekend's vbnightlife.com TOP PICK events for adults:
Wednesday night, we're celebrating hard for VBNightlifer Dera's birthday. One of ...
Project Green Teens' 2011
Teens with a passion for environmental education are needed for Project Green Teens’ 2011 Dumpster Dive. Participants will be assessing the recycling efforts at Mount Trashmore Park. Working in teams, and wearing provided safety equipment, they will collect items from the trash bins and recycling dumpsters to be sorted and weighed. Afterwards, they will develop recommendations on how to improve the park’s recycling initiative. The 2011 Dumpster Dive will be conducted 10 am to 4 pm, Sunday, May 1, 2011 at the Earth Day celebration at Mount Trashmore Park ...
Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
I think I have found heaven on earth. It's called OREO stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies! I recently noticed my friend Leigh had a status on Facebook about making these cookies. She showed pictures of the finished product as well, they looked amazing. Considering OREOs are my favorite store bought cookie and Chocolate Chip are my favorite homemade cookie, I had to try them. Not to mention, I have three children with a sweet tooth like their mama, I knew they would be a huge hit in my house.
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