July 27, 2011
We're looking for Junior Columnists!
Since Mrs. O is due to have Baby O any day now...and she needs a bit of a break! Can your kids help her?!?
We are calling on all children ages 5-12 to be "Mrs. O's Junior Columnist". Does your child have a favorite book that they would like to share with other Macaroni Kid readers? Of course they do! Have your child write up a short review telling us a little bit about the book and why they love it so much, and they could be featured ...
We are not sure how PC the word mutt is, but by definition a mutt is a dog that is of mixed breed. Almost all of the dogs in a shelter are of a mixed breed. Pet adoption is also a great way of taking care and proving homes for pets and animals that have been left or sometimes even abused by their previous owners.
Animal shelters provide great choices for adoptable ...
A quirky reminder of what's important in life
Anyway, back to the rocks. First I'll tell you the story behind it, then I'll tell you how you can start your own rock collection. Don't worry ...
Where: St. Matthew's Catholic School - Gymnasium 3314 Sandra Lane, Virginia Beach 23464When: 8:00 AM - 7:30 PMWho: open to the publicCost: FREEFor more info: Thurs:8:00 am-7:30 pmFri:9:00 am-7:30 pmSat:9:00 am-4:00 pm
Where: The Klumsy Moose Children's Boutique 1400 Kempsville Rd suite 123 ChesapeakeWhen: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/The-Klumsy-Moose-Childrens-Boutique/140955582598427?sk=infoCost: free
Where: Various Virginia Beach Public LibrariesWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicCost: Free but call ahead to enrollFor more info: 2:30PM-3:30PM- Craft & SCience Wednesdays- MEO Central Library 3:30PM-4:30PM- Wednesday Wonders (kindergarden and up)- Kempsville Are Library- 385-2627
Where: First Landing State Park, 2500 Shore Dr, Virginia BeachWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicHow: 757-412-2300Cost: Cost of the program is free, Entrance fee into the park is $4 on weekdays, $5 on weekends.
Where: various Norfolk Public LibrariesWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Norfolk Botanical GardenWhen: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free with garden admission
Kangaroo Crossing, a global awareness exhibit, was produced and is toured by EdVenture Children’s Museum in Columbia, South Carolina. For more information visit www.edventure.org.
Where: Children's Museum of Virginia 221 High St Portsmouth, VAWhen: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $11 for Adults 18 and Up; $10 for children 2 and up; Children under the age of 2 are free. Military and Senior discount of $1 off admission price with I.D.
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: $5
Where: Regal CinemasWhen: 10:00 AMWho: open to the publicCost: $1 admissionFor more info: complete schedule of dates and movies here: http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx?zip=23456
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: The Legend of Messy M'Cheany by Kathie Lee Gifford- Come on children, gather 'roun', And I'll tell you a tale of the worst kid in town! Now I've seen some bad ones, from the East to the West, but when it came to messes, this kid was the best! (Messy M'Cheany, the messiest kid in town.)
Where: Jillians of Chesapeake 1401 Greenbrier Pkwy ChesapeakeWhen: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $5 per child
Where: Old Coast Guard Station 2401 Atlantic AvenueWhen: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: open to the public; children ages 3-9 yrs with adultHow: [email protected] or 757-422-1587Cost: free
Where: TownBank Fountain Park Norfolk, VAWhen: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: all A.C. Moore locationsWhen: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Sandler Center Outdoor Plaza Virginia Beach Town CenterWhen: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info: To see a complete Ynot Wednesdays series schedule, visit www.sandlercenter.org/whynotwednesdays
Where: 17th Street Stage Virginia Beach OceanfrontWhen: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM (3 shows nightly)Who: open to the publicCost: free
Where: VIRGINIA BEACH
24th Street ParkWhen: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: TownBank Fountain Park NorfolkWhen: 8:30 PM - 11:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: http://www.festevents.org/mini-site/TowneBank-Fountain-Park/wednesday-flicks-at-the-fountain-movie-seriesCost: freeFor more info: Prior to each film, family activities and lawn games are available to play. Each Fountain Flick will also feature a dinner menue themed after the evenings feauture film, prepared by Omar's Fountain Cafe.
Where: 20th Street - Virginia BeachWhen: 10:00 PM - 10:30 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: various Virginia Beach LibrariesWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicCost: free but call ahead to enroll
Where: various Norfolk Public LibrariesWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info:
Where: Chesapeake, VA
1112-F Eden Way N
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Virginia Beach, VA
401 N Great Neck Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
757-961-9090When: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: First Landing State Park 2500 Shore Drive
Virginia Beach VA, 23451When: 10:00 AMWho: open to the publicHow: Jennifer Huggins
Phone: 757-412-2306Cost: There is no fee for the program. Parking fee is $4 on weeknights, and $5 on weekends
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
Join Regent University for a summer filled with engaging stories and activities that celebrate the value and uniqueness of others. From book discussions to movies and cooking demonstrations, story lovers will experience the joy of reading and the wonder of God's creation through four interactive events
Where: Regent University Campus
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464When: 12:30 PM - 1:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info: They week, they will have books for younger folk and the Book Club will be discussing Booker T. Mattison's "Snitch."
Where: First Landing State Park Bay Lab Shore Drive, Virginia Beach 23451When: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free but parking is $5
Where: Little Island Park 3820 Sandpiper Rd 23456When: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Landstown Common Shopping Center corner of Dam Neck Rd & Princess Anne Rd Virginia BeachWhen: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Old Coast Guard Station 2401 Atlantic AvenueVirginia Beach, VirginiaWhen: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: [email protected] or 757-422-1587.Cost: $10 Adult, $5 Child
Tickets may be purchased in advance at museum gift shop.For more info: EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY IN JUNE, JULY & AUGUST
Where: various Norfolk Public LibrariesWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicHow: www.npl.lib.va.usCost: free
Where: Great Neck Library, Virginia BeachWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Up Center Books 1011 West 25th Street Norfolk (between Colley & Hampton)When: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: open to the publicHow: 757-623-1117Cost: free
Where: Chrysler Museum of Art Olney Rd, NorfolkWhen: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: Cost: Free for children 12 and younger and Museum Members, $5 for all others. Included with the price of the film is free admission to our special exhibition Curious George Saves The Day: The Art of Margret and H. A. Rey.For more info: Individual reservations are not required, but for groups of 10 or more please RSVP in advance to (757) 333-6239.
Where: 4879 Coventry Lane (Corner of Coventry Lane and East Beach Drive) Norfolk, Virginia 23518When: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: Admission is $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased on-site. The proceeds will benefit St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children
Where: The Silver Rattle 1611A Colley Ave Norfolk, VA, 23504When: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Open to the pubicCost: free
Where: Norfolk Botanical GardenWhen: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free with garden admission
Where: First Landing State Park 2500 Shore Drive
Virginia Beach VA, 23451When: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: 757-412-2300Cost: free
Afternoon Festival starts at 3PM! Ellie the Mermaid from 5PM; 7PM Meet & Greets with Lil'Desi, YFAMD, and the Face of Fox43 Top Ten Finalists; 8PM concert Lil' Desi & YFAMD
Where: 17th Street Park and Starfish Pavillion Virginia Beach OceanfrontWhen: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.beachstreetusa.comCost: freeFor more info:
Where: TownBank Fountain ParkWhen: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info: Tonight's entertainer: Neck Bonez and Gravy Jazz Band
Where: Virginia Beach Rock Gym 5049 Southern Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462When: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PMWho: Recommended for ages 3-13, but older teens are welcome to give it a try tooHow: Space is limited; register here: http://virginiabeachrockgym.com/just-for-kids-2/youth-climbing-club/Cost: $15 for non-members / Free for members
Previous years have attracted hundreds of Chesapeake residents each Friday evening. Beer and wine are served for $4 each, and 100% of proceeds benefits CHIP of Chesapeake, an organization dedicated to supporting healthy families and children. Rental chairs are available for $5, with proceeds also benefiting CHIP.
Where: Towne Place at GreenbrierWhen: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: open to the public, no dogs allowedCost: freeFor more info: Tonight's performer: Lewis McGee
Where: Ocean View Beach ParkWhen: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: TCC Roper Performing Center 340 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23510When: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3PM on Sat & Sun)Who: open to the pubilcCost: Children: $12 regular, $17 premium
Adults: $17 regular, $24 premium
Where: Virginia Beach Farmers MarketWhen: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info: No rowdy behavior will be tolerated
Ice skating is not just a wintertime activity anymore! SevenVenues, Hampton Road’s entertainment leader, announces “Summer on Ice,” a cool way to escape the summer heat. Beginning June 4 through August 12, Scope Arena’s ice rink will be open to leisure skaters, hockey leagues and summer camps for everything from competitive skating to just plain fun
Where: Scope Arena, NorfolkWhen: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $5, includes skatesFor more info: Public sessions will be held at the following times:
Friday: 7 pm – 9 pm
Saturday: 3 pm - 5 pm and 7 pm - 9 pm
*Public Skating will be closed on July 1, 2 and August 5.
Where: ODU University TheaterWhen: 7:30 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.whro.tix.comCost: $25.00 per person
Where: False Cape State Park 4001 Sandpiper Rd
Virginia beach VA, 23456When: 8:30 PM - 10:30 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $10 per person
Where: Red Mill Commons Shopping Center Corner of Elson Green Avenue & Upton Drive - South of The Swell RestaurantVirginia Beach, VirginiaWhen: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=213623245327899Cost: free to attend
Where: Chesapeake City Park
900 Greenbrier Parkway
Chesapeake, VAWhen: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/Calendar/Chesapeake-Farmers-Market_s_p5724.htm?EventMode=View&EventOccurrence=3Cost: free
Where: Virginia Beach Sportsplex 2181 Landstown Road Virginia Beach, VA 23456When: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PMWho: Open to the publicHow: www.themilitarychallenge.comCost: See website for registration fees: http://www.TheMilitaryChallenge.com
41 participants signed up for the competition that will be held at EQUI-KIDS facility. Classes
start at 9AM and run through 1PM.
Where: EQUI‐KIDS FACILITY
2626 Heritage Park Drive
Virginia Beach VA 23456When: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: [email protected]Cost: free
Where: AC Moore 3312 Princess Anne Rd Virginia BeachWhen: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AMWho: Open to the public, children 5+Cost: $5
**The SPCA will be here with adoptable animals
Where: Young CHef's Academy of Ghent 350 W 22nd St ste, 103 NorfolkWhen: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: open to the publicHow: www.youngchefsacademy.com or call 757-623-CHEF (2433)Cost: $15
Where: Nauticus- 1 Waterside Dr, NorfolkWhen: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: Adults: $6 , Children (ages 4-12): $5 ,Ages 3 & under: Free , Nauticus members: $3For more info: July 2, 3 & 4 Grand Opening Weekend
Join us each day for special activities celebrating the opening of Atlantis! A Labyrinth Adventure. Giveaways each day (while supplies last), entertainment, fun, face painting, a "live" mermaid (10am-2pm on Sat; 10am-1pm on Monday) and more await! Activities will vary each day.
Where: UpCenter Books 1011 W. 25th St.
Norfolk VA, 23517When: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free to attend
Face painting,Pony ride,Kids craft table,Air Jumper,Wild water slide, Pet me stations
Come out have fun and help the animals
Where: Web of Life Animal Outreach 1380 West Road
Chesapeake VA, 23323When: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.weboflifeanimaloutreach.comCost: $5 per person
Where: Sandler Center for the Performing ArtsWhen: 2:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.ATimetoDanceOnline.comCost: Matinee tickets are only $15 and evening tickets are $32.
Where: Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library 111 W. Ocean View AvenueNorfolk, VAWhen: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Ted Constant Center, green lawn NorfolkWhen: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info: Complete schedule of performers: http://www.oduvillage.com/news.php?todo=details&id=27627
Where: TowneBank Fountain Park NorfolkWhen: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: http://www.festevents.org/mini-site/TowneBank-Fountain-Park/salsa-saturdays-hosted-by-dj-carlos-casanovaCost: free
Where: Virginia Zoo Granby St, NorfolkWhen: 5:30 PMWho: open to the publicCost: General Zoo admission applies for nonmembers – Adults: $11, Children: $9 and Seniors: $10 – but Zoo members get in FREE, as do members of the Norfolk Botanical Garden and Nauticus
Where: Norfolk Scope Arena Scope Plaza
201 E. Brambleton Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510When: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Sandler Center for the Performing ArtsWhen: 8:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: Tickets: $29, $ 39, $49, $65
Where: 20th Street, Virginia Beach oceanfrontWhen: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Ocean View Beach ParkWhen: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info: Please bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Coolers, food and soft drinks are permitted. No alcohol or glass is permitted.
Where: 3312 Princess Anne Road Suite 817 Virginia Beach, VA 23456 (757) 468-3024When: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: open to the public, ages 8+How: http://www.acmoore.com/classschedule.aspx?sid=146Cost: free
Where: First Landing State Park 2500 Shore Drive
Virginia Beach VA, 23451When: 10:00 AMWho: Open to the publicHow: Phone: 757-412-2300Cost: Cost of the program is free, entrance fee into the park is $4 on weekday, $5 weekends
Where: various Virginia Beach Public LibrariesWhen: 10:30 AMWho: open to the publicHow: http://www.vbgov.com/file_source/dept/library/Document/summer_update_2011.pdfCost: All programs are free but some require enrollment
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
Where: Peace Love Balance 1556 Laskin Rd, Virginia BeachWhen: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: Cost: $10/child; $5/sibling
Where: Nauticus Pier, Downtown Norfolk WaterfrontWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info: The three ships will be docked at the Nauticus Pier and will welcome public visits from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Wednesday through Saturday as follows: Wed. Aug 03: Kashima- 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Thurs. Aug 04: Asagiri- 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm , Fri. Aug 05: Mineyuki- 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm ,Sat. Aug 06: Asagiri and Mineyuki- 1:30 pm -3:30 pm
Where: Cinema Cafe Pemboke-758 Independence Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Cinema Cafe Greenbrier- Located inside Greenbrier Mall
1401 Greenbrier Parkway, ChesapeakeWhen: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $1 admission per person
Where: Cinema Cafe Pembroke Meadows and Greenbrier locationsWhen: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $1 admission
Most Hampton Roads schools participate including: Hampton, Newport News, York County, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach and Norfolk
Where: Virginia Air & Space Museum 600 Settlers Landing Rd, Newport NewsWhen: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: current Teachers, public and private schoolsCost: FREE Admission for you and 3 guests!
(must show teacher ID
Where: Barnes & Noble inside Lynnhaven MallWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AMWho: Open to the publicHow: 757-340-4055Cost: free
Where: First Landing State Park 2500 Shore DrWhen: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: Phone: 757-412-2306Cost: Program is Free! Parking Fee is $4 weekdays, $5 weekends.
Where: Various Virginia Beach Public LibrariesWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free but call ahead to enroll
Where: Windsor Woods Public Library 3612 South Plaza Trail Virginia BeachWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: open to the public ages 4+How: Call to enroll 757-385-2630Cost: free
Where: Lakeside Park (1441 Bainbridge Blvd.)When: 4:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/Calendar/National_Night_Out_s_p5889.htm?EventMode=View&EventOccurrence=0Cost: free
Where: East Ocean View Recreation Center, 9520 20th Bay St. Norfolk, VA 25318When: 5:30 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.norfolk.govCost: FREE
Where: Chesapeake City Park
900 Greenbrier Parkway
Chesapeake, VAWhen: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/Calendar/Chesapeake-Farmers-Market_s_p5724.htm?EventMode=View&EventOccurrence=4Cost: free
Where: AMC TheatresWhen: 10:00 AMWho: open to the publicCost: regular admission pricesFor more info: AMC popcorn without butter is GFCF, but feel free to bring in your own snacks that are GFCF(AMC ONLY APPROVES OF GFCF SNACKS ONLY BEING BROUGHT INTO THE THEATRE).
Kids Frugal Fun-All About Me Book & Nonstandard Measurement
Each week I bring you a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. For the remainder of July and August, I will be concentrating on kindergarten skills.
All About Me Book
2 sheets construction paper
5-10 sheets of white computer paper
Yarn, string, or ribbon
1 ruler or tape measure
1. Show your child a ruler or tape measure and ask them what it is used for. Discuss that when you measure items with inches or centimeters, it’s called standard ...
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 evening, you can find the VBNightlife crew (and we know you want ...
Tie Dye FUN!
Every summer the kids and I get together with our friends and have a tie-dye playdate. While the creations are always unique, the concept is always the same. Here's how we do it.
What you will need:
prewashed, and dried, clothing items to dye
misting spray bottle
buckets for dye (one for each color plus at least one extra)
packets of fabric dye
very warm or hot water
What to do:
Take the prewashed clothing items and dampen them with water from the misting ...
Strawberry Bundt Cake
2 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 stick of butter (8 tablespoons)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup fresh crushed strawberries
powdered sugar for garnish
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In large bowl sift together your flour, baking powder and salt.
3. In a separate bowl, combine butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
4. Beat for a total of 3 minutes, scrapping the sides of the bowl ...
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