November 2, 2011
- MKVB's Holiday Gift Guide 2011 is coming!
- Monster Jam roars in to Hampton Coliseum Nov 11-12
- MKVB needs YOUR help
- The MWPF "Poker for Parkinsons" is November 12
- peace. love. swap. comes to Hampton Roads!
- November is National Adoption Month
- Sensory Friendly Films at AMC
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- Mrs.O's Corner
- Macaroni Made
- On the Macaroni Menu...
Macaroni Kid Virginia Beach aims to be a helpful resource to parents in the area as well as a support for local businesses. We also believe it is important to encourage families to spend their money here in Hampton Roads, especially around the holidays. We are excited to be working on our MKVB 2011 Holiday Gift Guide, and cannot wait to share it with you!
The MKVB Holiday Gift Guide will be published on Monday November 14, 2011. It will be sent to our e-newsletter subscribers (via email) and will ...
and we're giving away tickets to 2 lucky subscribers!
Are you ready for Gravedigger, Son Uva Digger, Stone Crusher, Advanced Auto Parts Grinder, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and Mopar Magic all in one place for a MONSTER of a show?
Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster trucks can fly ...
as we help raise money for CHKD!
Change Bandits are volunteers who wrangle spare change donations from their co-workers, classmates, family and friends to give to CHKD. This is a fun and easy program that’s perfect for individuals, companies, office buildings, school groups or civic and community service organizations. All donations raised help CHKD to continue offering the best possible pediatric care to the children of Hampton Roads. Change Bandits has raised more than $150,000, and with your help we’re aiming even higher this year.
Change Bandits is a fundraiser held in conjunction with ...
And we're sending one lucky subscriber to this fabulous event!
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects nearly one million people in the US. Although promising research is being conducted, there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s.The Melvin Weinstein Parkinson Foundation, based in Virginia Beach, addresses a problem faced by many people with PD: handling the continuing and often overwhelming costs of vital home adjustments and medical equipment.
On November 12, 2011, The MWPF is hosting "Poker for Parkinsons", a casino themed event. Taking place at the Renaissance Room in Virginia Beach, the event will ...
Read all about how you can get involved!
It’s been over 2 ½ years since Meg Franz, mother of 4, began thinking of a way to put together a local swap, where moms could get together and recycle their gently used baby, kid & maternity clothes and gear, and donate the leftovers to moms and families in need. Because kids grow out of stuff every 3-6 months, she didn’t want to do just a once in a while swap, but rather create an ongoing swap where moms and their kids could get together on a monthly or bi-monthly ...
November is National Adoption Month, a month set aside each year to raise awareness about the adoption of children and youth from foster care. This year's National Adoption Month initiative targets adoption professionals by focusing on ways to recruit and retain parents for the 107,000 children and youth in foster care waiting for adoptive families. The National Adoption Month poster notes strategies adoption professionals can implement any day, week, or month to benefit children waiting for families. The Spanish National Adoption Month poster also provides suggestions for working ...
See "Puss in Boots" this Saturday!
This mother realized other families may have had similar experiences, so the next day she ...
Where: Chrysler HallWhen: 7:30 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.ticketmaster.com, www.sevenvenues.comCost: see belowFor more info: Tickets are $25.75, $35.75, & $45.75 plus applicable service charges. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $75 which includes a post-show meet and greet, limited edition tour mug, a souvenir tour lanyard and backstage pass, along with a 15% discount voucher for carlosbakery.com
Where: Woodtide Shopping Center 4676 Princess Anne Rd, 23464When: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.poshbabyevents.comCost: free admission
Where: Chrysler HallWhen: 8:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.ticketmaster.comCost: $35-$80For more info: Fri, November 4th, 8:00 pm,Sat, November 5th, 2:00 pm,Sat, November 5th, 8:00 pm, Sun, November 6th, 1:00 pm,Sun, November 6th, 6:30 pm
Where: Various Norfolk Public LibrariesWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicCost: FREE but registration may be required
Where: various Virginia Beach Public LibrariesWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicHow: http://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/libraries/news-and-events/Pages/Programs-and-Classes.aspx#/?i=7Cost: free but registration may be required
Where: Barnes & Noble TCC/ MacArthur CenterWhen: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AMWho: open to the publicCost: free
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: free
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: Pendleton Child Services Center 2473 North landing Road
Virginia Beach VA, 23456When: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $20 oer adult
Where: Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters
6th floor Conference Room
601 Children's Lane
Norfolk, VAWhen: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free but registration may be required
Where: Various Norfolk Public LibrariesWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicCost: free but registration may be required
Where: Chrysler Museum of Art 245 West Olney Rd, NorfolkWhen: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: The cost is free but space is limited, so please check in at the Welcome Desk in Huber Court.
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: The Silver Rattle 1611 Colley Avenue, NorfolkWhen: 1:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free admission; $2 fill a sippy cup
Where: Lendy's, 1581 General Booth Blvd Ste 101, Virginia Beach, VA 23454When: 6:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.lendys.comCost: free admission
Where: The Chesapeake Planetarium is located in the Chesapeake Municipal Center. Taking Interstate 64, exiting at the Battlefield Boulevard South Exit (Rt. 168). Follow Route 168 to Great Bridge and turn right onto Cedar Road (Rt. 165). The Municipal Center is one-fourth mile on the right.When: 8:00 PMWho: 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: The Silver Rattle 1611A Colley Ave Norfolk, VA, 23504When: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Open to the pubicCost: free
Where: The Silver Ratte 1611 A Colley Ave, NorfolkWhen: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $5 per child
Where: Courthouse Galleries Art Annex Downtown PortsmouthWhen: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow:Cost: free
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
Saturday, November 5 through Sunday, November 6 - 33rd Annual Santa’s Stocking Old Fashioned Craft Bazaar
Where: Kempsville Recreation Center • 800 Monmouth Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23464When: repeats 11/19 & 11/20Who: open to the publicCost: free admission
Where: 8918 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23503When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.stjohnnorfolk.orgCost: free
Where: AC Moore 3312 Princess Anne Rd Virginia BeachWhen: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AMWho: Open to the public, children 5+Cost: $5
Where: Home Depot StoresWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: open to the public, children ages 5-12How: http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ContentView?pn=Kids_Workshops&langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053Cost: freeFor more info: This Saturday: Veterans Day Picture frame
outdoor activities. The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Museum will be participating by having kid friendly
activities out front on their plazaEnjoy Seasonal veggies. Seafood. Meats and Poultry. Sweet treats. Home made items. And more! All sold with a smile. Treat yourself and your family to the best and make new friends while you're at it.
Where: Court Street between High and Queen Streets, PortsmouthWhen: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info:
Where: Our NEW permanent location is now at High and Court Street in Olde Towne Portsmouth. Saturday times extend from 9:00AM to 1:30ish PM. Vendors usually start setting up around 9AMWhen: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (through November 19)Who: open to the publicCost: free
Where: AMC Theaters Lynnhaven Mall- Virginia BeachWhen: 10:00 AMWho: open to the publicCost: regular movie admission prices applyFor 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)
Where: Churchland Shopping Center5700 Churchland BlvdPortsmouth, VAWhen: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: FREE
Where: The University Theatre located on the Old Dominion University Between 46th and 47th on Hampton Blvd. Norfolk, VA 23529When: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: 757-683-3391 or emailing odusciencetheatre at gmail.com.Cost: Tickets are free but must be reserved by calling 757-683-3391 or emailing odusciencetheatre at gmail.com. Seating is limited.
Where: 2 Hight Street Olde Towne Portsmouth, VAWhen: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow:Cost: FREEFor more info: At the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, discover what life along the river was like for the Chesapeake Indians. At the Lightship Portsmouth, hear about boat building, make a model canoe and play Native American games
Where: Olde Town PortsmouthWhen: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info: complete schedule of events: http://www.portnorfolk.org/uploads/Bike_Rodeo_2011_Events.jpg
Where: Alliance Christian Schools Inc 5809 PORTSMOUTH BLVD PortsmouthWhen: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: http://www.thingstodoinportsmouthva.com/details-E0-001-042732252-6/ACA_4TH_ANNUAL_FALL_FESTIVAL_Portsmouth/Cost: free admission
Where: 205 Carmichael Way, Chesapeake, VA 23322When: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Virginia Beach Convention CenterWhen: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free admission
Where: various locations in Virginia BeachWhen: 1:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info: Events and locations: http://www.volunteer2cheer.com/View/Page/volunteer_to_cheer/load/activity_list/id/11
Where: Princess Anne Rec Center 1400 Nimmo PkwyWhen: 1:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.vbgov.comCost: free but registration is required by 11/1 http://ezreg.vbgov.com for class # 105042For more info: All participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing and no jewelry. Those under age 16 must participate with a parent or guardian. Please note that for this free workshop, a membership card is not required. Register as soon as possible as this is a very popular workshop.
Where: St. Johns the Apostle Catholic School 1968 Sandbridge Road Virginia Beach, VA 23456-4062When: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free admission
Where: Quality Suites and Sleep Inn at Lake Wright -6280 Northampton Blvd, NorfolkWhen: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $1 donation; children under 10 free
Where: 1020 General Jackson Dr, 23454When: 10:55 AMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: MEO Central Library 4100 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia BeachWhen: 2:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $5 per person
Where: Chesapeake Central Library ~ Downstairs Meeting Room298 Cedar RoadChesapeake, VAWhen: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free but please bring an unwrapped toy
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: 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: Barnes & Noble inside Lynnhaven MallWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AMWho: Open to the publicHow: 757-340-4055Cost: free
Where: Virginia Aquarium 717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia BeachWhen: 11:00 AMWho: open to the publicCost: free with membership or paid admission
Where: Virginia Zoo Granby St, NorfolkWhen: 11:00 AMWho: open to the publicCost: Zoo Tales is included with Zoo admission.For more info: Zoo Tales may be cancelled without notice due to factors such as weather
Where: Virginia Beach Silver Diner 4401 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462When: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free admission
Where: Plaza Middle School 3080 S.Lynnhaven RDWhen: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info: Doors open at 6:30PM
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: Hampton ColiseumWhen: 7:30 PMWho: open to the publicCost: Friday, Total Access Pass - $60.00,Front Row - $40.00,Gold Circle - $25.00,SuperValue - $20.00 Adults / $5.00 Children (2-12),All tickets $2.00 more day of show. Facility fee: $3.00; Additional fees may apply.
Where: Renaissance Room 324 N. Great Neck Rd, Virginia BeachWhen: 6:30 PM - 11:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $65 per ticket
Where: MacArthur Mall Downtown NorfolkWhen: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $10 per person
Where: Ted Constant Convocation CenterWhen: 4:00 PMWho: open to the public
King Tut Day
As a former teacher I love doing crafts with my son and integrating learning into them. Each week I bring you a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal! November 4 is King Tut Day to celebrate the date of the discovery of King Tutankhamen's Tomb. My first public school job was 2nd grade so we did A LOT of Egytian lessons. One of my favorites was always helping the kids create their own cartouche. A cartouche is a basically a name plate for royalty in Ancient Egypt ...
- Watered down watercolor paints
- Leaves cut out of large coffee filter (can buy pre-cut at some teacher stores)
- Eye droppers (think old medicine droppers)
What you do:
Water down the watercolor paint to make them more fluid.
Allow to dry before hanging.
These are awesome pumpkin cupcakes that are super easy to make!
Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon coarse salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted and cooled 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 can (15oz) pumpkin puree Directions:
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted and cooled
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 can (15oz) pumpkin puree
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