May 11, 2011
Celebrating moms the whole month of MAY!
Mother's Day is right around the corner, and Macaroni Kid Virginia Beach and RSutherland Photography want to show our appreciation to the ones that work the hardest - mom's!
When the idea for this giveaway came to Rachel of RSutherlandPhotography, she had no idea how big it would get or how many wonderful local businesses would be willing to participate! Rachel thought it might be nice to give a few treats to one special mom. Rachel then asked me if I want to team up on this giveaway, and ...
The second basket of goodies in the Macaroni Kid Virginia Beach/ RSutherland Photography "Mother of All Giveaways" is the "Pampered Mama" Basket! This basket includes:* TWO Laser Hair Removal Packages of 4 treatments and a Latisse Kit from Dr. Joanne Lopes of the Cosmetic Surgery Center: As a lucky giveaway winner, you will be getting 2 sessions of four laser hair-removal sessions at the Cosmetic Surgery Center (up to a $600 value). Shaving, waxing, and electrolysis have been the methods most widely used for hair removal. However they are slow ...
How To Detect Communications Disorders In Your Children
Although more than 5 million children in the United States have a speech, language, and hearing disorder, parents are often uninformed and unsure about what to do when they suspect their child. This May, and every May since 1927, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has used the May is Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) celebration to provide parents with information about communication disorders to help ensure that they do not seriously affect their children's ability to learn, socialize with others, and be successful in school.
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Where: Harrison Opera House, NorfolkWhen: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: open to the pubicHow: Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, at the Scope Box Office 24 hours/seven days a week, or online at www.Ticketmaster.com.som .Cost: Tickets are $17.50 through $26.50
Where: Great Clips in Redmill Commons Shopping Center
2137 Upton Drive, Virginia Beach, VAWhen: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: If you are interested in donating your hair, please email the NJHS sponsor- Beth Hunt: [email protected]Cost: free
Where: Barnes & Noble TCC/ MacArthur CenterWhen: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Chrysler Museum of Art 245 W Olney Rd. Norfolk, VA 23501When: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.chrysler.orgCost: free
Where: Norfolk Botanical GardenWhen: 10:15 AM - 10:45 AMWho: open to the publicCost: free with admission
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: Llama Llama Red Pajama
Where: Pigtails & Crewcuts 1554 Laskin Rd suite 104, Virginia BeachWhen: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Landstown High School 2001 Concert Drive
Virginia Beach VA, 23456When: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: Kasi Daniel
Phone: 757-648-5500 X59463Cost: tickets are $2 each. All proceeds will be donated.
Where: various Norfolk Public LibrariesWhen: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.npl.lib.va.usCost: freeFor more info: Click here for detailed dates and times: http://hamptonroads.com/2011/05/berenstain-bears-visit-npl-children%E2%80%99s-book-week-1
Where: Norfolk Botanical GardenWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: open to the publicCost: $15/child & parent ($10 for Garden members), $5/additional sibling
Where: 7220 Granby Street
Norfolk VA, 23505When: 11:00 AM - 9:30 PMWho: open to the publicCost: FreeFor more info: Thursday, May 12, 11am-9:30pm Friday-Saturday, May 13-14, 11am-10pm Sunday, May 15, Noon-7pm
Where: 30th Street, Virginia Beach OceanfrontWhen: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM (see complete schedule for times)Who: open to the publicCost: Some shows are ticketed. Please see full schedule: http://www.beachstreetusa.com/events/BeachMusicWeekendFor more info: Complete schedule of performers and times: http://www.beachstreetusa.com/events/BeachMusicWeekend
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: CHKD Norfolk- 6th Floor Conference Room 601 Children's Lane
Norfolk VAWhen: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: open to the publicHow: To register call 757-668-7402.Cost: free
Where: Naval Station Norfolk
Navy Exchange (in the Parking Lot)When: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: (757)322-2917/28 for more info!Cost: free
Where: The Silver Rattle 1611A Colley Ave Norfolk, VA, 23504When: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Open to the pubicCost: free
Where: St. Gregory Catholic Church 5345 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach VA, 23462When: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: Teena vogel
Phone: 757-497-8330Cost: Tickets $.50. Tickets needed for food, beverages, amusements and games.For more info: Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 noon - 10:00pm and Sunday, May 15 noon - 6:00pm
Where: Vista Point is located near the carrier piers overlooking the Willoughby Bay. Attendance at the concert does not require a base pass or Department of Defense sticker, however non-military guests are asked to enter through Gate 2 located off Hampton Boulevard to access the concert site.When: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: FREEFor more info: Patrons are reminded that tailgating, coolers, glass containers, video equipment or pets are not permitted in the concert area. All bags, backpacks, blankets, chairs and other items may be searched prior to entering concert grounds.
Where: TowneBank Fountain Park, NorfolkWhen: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: 24th Street Park, Virginia Beach OceanfrontWhen: 6:00 PM - 11:30 PMWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info: complete schedule of performers and times: http://www.beachstreetusa.com/events/VirginiaBeach%20GospelFest
Don't miss this original Hurrah revue celebrating Broadway's greatest musical numbers
Where: The Perry Family Theater at Hurrah Players 485 St. Paul's Blvd
Norfolk VA, 23510When: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: hurrahplayers.comCost: Admission: Children $12, Adults $17For more info: Friday @ 7:00pm, Saturday @ 3:00pm & 7:00pm, Sunday @ 3:00pm
Where: Virginia Beach Farmers MarketWhen: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info: No rowdy behavior will be tolerated
Where: Red Mill Commons in VA. Beach - Adjacent to the Swell & Handel's Ice Cream Nimmo Pkwy & Upton DrWhen: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PMWho: Open to the publicCost: FREE
Where: Chrysler Hall 201 East Brambleton Avenue
Norfolk VA, 23510When: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: To purchase tickets or for more information, please call 757-282-2822 or visit us at www.vafest.orgCost: Admission: Tickets $75, $60, $45, $20
Where: Bayside Christian Church
2224 Greenwell Road, Virginia Beach, 23455When: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: For more details please call the Learning Center at 460-6005Cost: free
Where: Virginia Zoo 3500 Granby St, NorfolkWhen: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: Guests with disabilities and one caregiverHow: For more information, call (757) 441-1764Cost: free
Where: Redwing Park General Booth Blvd, Virginia BeachWhen: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: http://www.vbgov.com/vgn.aspx?vgnextoid=b0cff47a4ed90110VgnVCM1000006310640a____&vgnextchannel=dfee54cf18ad9010VgnVCM100000870b640aRCRD&ct=evCost: free
Where: Norfolk Botanical GardenWhen: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free with admissionFor more info: Garden Night Adventures (6:30PM-9:30PM) Explore the Garden at night with your family and friends! Make S’mores around a campfire, explore the Enchanted Forest and go on a night hike lead by NBG staff. Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops shouldn’t miss this opportunity!*Flashlights and comfortable shoes are strongly encouraged. $10/person ($8members)
Where: Willoughby Spit, NorfolkWhen: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: Pre-register for this event here: http://sevenvenues.com/machform/view.php?id=29Cost: freeFor more info: For more information about all the Norfolk Bike Month rides, go here: http://www.norfolkbikemonth.com/events.html
Where: Chrysler Museum of Art Olney Rd, NorfolkWhen: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Barnes & Noble TCC at MacArthur Center, NorfolkWhen: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: Dawn Freeman
Phone: 757-625-3459Cost: free
Bands will compete for the fan favorite by collecting donations to benefit the Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia Chapter.
Where: 17th Street Stage, Virginia Beach OceanfrontWhen: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: For more information about the Academy of Rock Music please visit www.varocks.com.Cost: free
Where: Northside Skate Park 8401 Tidewater Drive
Norfolk VA, 23518When: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: More contact info:
Phone: 757-354-7531Cost: free
Where: Bayside Presbyterian Church 1400 Ewell Rd.
Virginia Beach VA, 23455When: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $10 for adults; $5 for students & senior citizens age 60 or more
Where: Simon Family JCC 5000 Corporate Woods Way Virginia Beach 23462When: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.simonfamilyj.org Please RSVP to 321-2338 by Friday, May 13th!Cost: $10/member
Where: Simon Family JCC 5000 Corporate Woods Dr Virginia Beach 23462When: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: Open to the publicHow: www.simonfamilyj.orgCost: FREE admission (some festival activities will require the purchase of tickets)
Where: MEO Virginia Beach Central Library 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach VAWhen: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PMWho: open to the publicHow: T Edwards
Phone: 7577391130Cost: FREE Limited seats available For guaranteed seating RSVP asapFor more info: Two sessions 1:30pm and 3pm Limited seating RSVP asap to guarantee your seat
Where: Town Point Park Waterside Drive
Norfolk VA 23510When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: For more information please visit festevents.org, call 757.441.2345Cost: freeFor more info: Guests are invited to arrive early at 4pm to picnic and decorate the stage. Lawn Chairs and blankets are welcome. Coolers, food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted. No alcohol or glass is permitted.
Where: Norfolk Botanical GardenWhen: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free with park admissionFor more info: MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS ONLY
Let 1st Art be your first stop for education fun. Our experienced early childhood specialist has designed a fun, age-appropriate curriculum based on a playful approach to art. The 1st Art program engages our youngest artists and fosters learning by teaching fundamental motor skills, increasing self-confidence, promoting awareness of the visual and tactile world, and by integrating the senses. Students work on several topical projects and will finish at least one of them to take home from each class. Expect a balance of drawing, painting and craft-based projects
Where: Contemporary Art Center of VirginiaWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.cacv.orgCost: Pre-registration required.
Members $8 per class / Non-members $10 per class
Register for the entire series and save 10%For more info: Ages 2-3 (parent/guardian & child) meets 10-10:45am
Ages 4-5 (parent/guardian & child) meets 11am-Noon
Where: Norfolk Botanical GardenWhen: 10:15 AM - 10:45 AMWho: open to the publicCost: free with admission
Where: Barnes & Noble inside Lynnhaven MallWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AMWho: Open to the publicHow: 757-340-4055Cost: free
Where: 24th Street Park, Virginia Beach OceanfrontWhen: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Happy Belated Mother’s Day!!
In my mind, EVERY day is Mother’s Day. As a budding mother, I already know some of the sacrifices, hard work and undying love it takes to raise a child…and much, much more! In honor of mothers everywhere…here is a simple acronym for remembering some important elements of reading.
M—does it Make sense?
O—there is more than One way to read! You can read the pictures, words or retell the story!
T—make Text to self, text ...
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, show off your fresh look at Boneshakers for LADIES NIGHT! And not ...
Soda Bottle Bird Feeder
1 clean 1-liter soda bottle
Twine for hanging
Start by deciding where your spoon will go. It will be the perch for your bird while it eats. Mark the area for the hole needed on the front and back of the bottle.
Use a craft knife to make slits in the form of an x on the bottle. One on the front and one on the back. about an inch above the front slit, make a small circle. This will be ...
Chocolate Chip Cookies for National Chocolate Chip Day May 15
As if you needed another reason to bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies, here comes National Chocolate Chip Day on May 15th!
A woman by the name of Ruth Wakefield prepared deserts of an Inn and one of her favorite recipes was for Butter Drop Do cookies. The recipe called for the use of baker's chocolate and one day Ruth found herself without the needed ingredient. She substituted a semi-sweet chocolate bar cut up into bits. However, unlike the baker's chocolate the chopped up chocolate bar did ...
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