November 17, 2011
- Introducing MKVB's Holiday Gift Guide 2011!
- All Aboard the NBG Polar Express!
- Meet Franklin Bean by Emmy Swain
- MKVB welcomes Beach Baby Bibs
- Striding with Sarah
- MacArthur Center's Ice Palace has opened!
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- Macaroni Made
- Macaroni Tips
- November is National Adoption Month
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.
That is why we are so happy to bring you the MKVB 2011 Holiday Gift Guide
From your desk, couch or bed, you can browse over 20 different retailers and find something for everybody on your list! And the best part is...you'll be helping ...
We're sending one lucky family for free!
All aboard the Polar Express!
The Norfolk Botanical Garden’s most popular holiday event is back for the 2011 Holiday Season. Warm up with a tasty cookie and a warm cup of hot chocolate while you listen to a reading of the Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg, then take a tram ride through the Dominion Garden of Lights Holiday display.
Macaroni Kid Virginia Beach is excited to have four tickets to the Polar Express for one lucky MKVB e-newsletter subscriber! The 4-pack of tickets will only be good for ...
Written by a Hampton Roads local for the families of Hampton Roads!
Macaroni Kid Virginia Beach is thrilled to be introducing Meet Franklin Bean by Emmy Swain to our fans!
Emmy Swain is a true Hampton Roads local, having grown up in the Chesapeake Bay area of Virginia Beach. Her debut book, Meet Franklin Bean, takes place in Virginia Beach, specifically in the Shore Drive neighborhood of Cape Story by the Sea.
Your children can get ready for a world of adventure with the beloved Boston Terrier who’s magical powers come to life in the first of his superhero series, Meet ...
Macaroni Kid Virginia Beach is excited to welcome
Beach Baby Bibs
as our newest advertiser!
Katherine Olson, founder and creator of Beach Baby Bibs started her company in January after she left her career in the corporate world. After 12 years of being burnt out by sales and advertising, she was looking for something that she had a true passion about. An idea sparked and before she knew it, she was enlisting the help of a friend to teach her to sew bibs. She admits that her first drafts were ...
A new mommy's adventure with Stroller Strides Virginia Beach & Chesapeake
As my last week begins I am proud to say that I have lost all but just a couple of pounds. On one hand, I’m slightly disappointed that I didn’t reach my goal. On the other hand, I realize there are more important things ...
MacArthur Center, in Downtown Norfolk, opened their arctic wonderland, the enchanted Ice Palace, last week. The free, multi-sensory exhibit features snow, interactive elements, breathtaking footage of arctic animals and landscapes, and a beautiful Ice Princess in addition to visits from Santa Claus.
The magical, 22-foot Ice Palace, allows guests to experience falling snow, a captivating light show and a 360-degree immersion in breathtaking footage of arctic polar bears, foxes, penguins and other animals and landscapes.
The Ice Palace is surrounded by a winter wonderland of snow-covered trees and snow globes ...
Where: Sandler Center for the Performing ArtsWhen: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Jordan-Newby Branch Library 961 Park Ave NorfolkWhen: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Thursday, November 17 - The Art of Dance and Education of the Occaneechi-Saponi Indian Tribe with Emelie Jeffries
Where: Blyden Branch Library 879 Princess Anne Rd, NorfolkWhen: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: McDonalds Garden Centers in Virginia Beach. Hampton and ChesapeakeWhen: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free admission
Where: Virginia Beach Central Library, Auditorium
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach , VAWhen: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: open to the publicHow: www.chkd.org/classesCost: free
Where: The Fine Arts Theatre (Located inside Saint Patrick Catholic School)1000 Bolling AvenueNorfolk, VAWhen: 7:00 PM (Sat 2PM; Sun 2PM)Who: open to the publicCost: $10For more info:
Friday, November 18 through Saturday, November 19 - Theater for Kids & Teens presents: Mabel's Magic Makeover
Where: Theater for Kids/Teens at Pembroke Mall Art Space 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia BeachWhen: 7:00 PM (Saturday 2PM)Who: open to the publicCost: $5 donation
Where: Harrison Opera House 160 Virginia Beach Blvd, NorfolkWhen: 7:30 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.vaopera.orgCost: $29-$85For more info: Hansel and Gretel is a mainstage opera with full staging and romantic music, it is not a children's production or reduced version.
Where: Little Island Park, SandbridgeWhen: 7:30 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $10 per person
Where: various Virginia Beach Public LibrariesWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Red Mill Commons Shopping Center, 2181 Upton Dr, Virginia BeachWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Old Dominion University Art Studio & Visual Art BuildingWhen: 9:30 AM - 2:30 PMWho: open to the public; children in grades 5-12How: http://oduartsmac2011.eventbrite.comCost: free
Where: CHKD 6th Floor conference room
601 Children's Lane
Norfolk, VAWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.chkd.org/classesCost: freeFor more info: Please contact the social work department at 757.668.7273 for information and registration.
Where: Pembroke Mall 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia BeachWhen: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Francis Asbury United Methodist Church 1872 N. Great Neck Rd, Virginia BeachWhen: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free admission
Where: Up Center Books 1011 W. 25th Strret, NoroflkWhen: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.TheUpCenter.orgCost: free admission
Where: Web of Life Animal Outreach 1380 West Road Chesapeake VA 23323When: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: 240 W. Freemason St NorfolkWhen: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: The Knapsack Children's Consignment 3352 Princess Anne Rd, suite 913, Virginia BeachWhen: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Greenbrier Farms, which is located at 225 Sign Pine Rd. in ChesapeakeWhen: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: Tickets are $40 for ages 13 and up and kids ages 5-12 are $5 at the gate
Where: Portsmouth Public Library- Churchland Branch 4934 High St West, PortsmouthWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: Register here http://www.portsmouth-va-public-library.com/blog/every-child-ready-to-read/ or by calling 686-2538 x224.Cost: free
Where: Booker T. WAshington High School 1111 Park Avenue, NorfolkWhen: 2:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: (757) 533-4660Cost: $7 adults; $3 childrenover the age of 7
Where: Selden Arcade 208 E. Main St, NorfolkWhen: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info: The City of Norfolk is providing $1 parking from 3-5pm and don't forget you can always Ride the Tide!
Where: Fancis Asbury Methodist Church 1871 N. Great Neck Rd, Virginia BeachWhen: 4:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $20 per child $10 per sibling and payment can be made the night ofFor more info: Future dates are December 10th 8:30am until 1pm. Take advantage of this morning to get Christmas things completed
Where: Virginia ZooWhen: 10:00 AMWho: open to the publicCost: The cost for one session is $14 for members/$18 for nonmembers for one parent and one child. Registration for additional children is $5 each. The cost for all three sessions is $33 for members/$45 for nonmembers for one parent and one child. Session registration for additional children is $4 eachFor more info: Pre-registration is required. To register, call (757) 441-2374, ext. 229 or email
Where: MEO CEntral Library 4100 Virginia Beach BlvdWhen: 2:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $5 per person
Where: Harrison Opera House 160 Virginia Beach Blvd, NorfolkWhen: 2:30 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.vaopera.orgCost: $30-$110For more info: Hansel and Gretel is a mainstage opera with full staging and romantic music, it is not a children's production or reduced version.
Where: Sandler Center for the Performing ArtsWhen: 3:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.sandlercenter.orgCost: Tickets are $19, $24, $29 and, as always, $10 for active duty military and students.
Where: TCC Roper Performing Arts Center NorfolkWhen: 5:30 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.vafest.orgCost: $15; $10 students under 25
Where: The Silver Rattle 1611-A Colley Ave, NorfolkWhen: 11:00 AMWho: open to the publicHow: www.thesilverrattle.comCost: free
Where: Cinema Cafe Pembroke and Greenbrier locationsWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicHow: www.cinema-cafe.comCost: $1
Where: various Norfolk Public LibrariesWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicHow: www.npl.lib.va.usCost: free
Where: MacArthur Center 300 Monticello Avenue, NorfolkWhen: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Sundays 12:00PM-6:00PM)Who: open to the publicCost: FREE admission; fees apply for photos with SantaFor more info: Visit with Santa in an environment unlike any other and have your family’s photo taken on the Ice Throne. The Ice Palace is sure to create magical memories that you and your children will treasure.
Where: Old Coast Guard Station 24th Street and Atlantic, Virginia BeachWhen: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: Program included in regular museum admissionFor more info: Please call to confirm time and date. Reservations appreciated.
Where: various Norfolk Public LibrariesWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Lendy's 1581 General Booth Blvd, Virginia BeachWhen: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Espicopal Church of the Advent
9629 Norfolk Ave, NorfolkWhen: 4:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: Tickets in advance or at the door: $10 adult, $5 student/senio
Where: Virginia MOCAWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: open to the publicCost: Registration deadline is by 5pm on the Wednesday prior to program date. Cost is $5 for members, $7 non-members
Where: Virginia Beach Convention Center 100 19th Street, Virginia BeachWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $20 per person
Where: Kempsville Rec Center 800 Monmouth Ln, Virginia BeachWhen: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: http://www.vbgov.com/events/pages/event.aspx?date=11/19/2011&calendar=parks-recreation&t=1&item=9Cost: free admission
Where: Chesapeake Conference Center
900 Greenbrier Circle, ChesapeakeWhen: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Sunday 12PM-4PM)Who: open to the publicCost: free admission
Where: Downtown Suffolk, VA at Market ParkWhen: 6:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Town Center, Virgina BeachWhen: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Downtown NorfolkWhen: 7:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Lowes StoresWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: open to the public; Limited to the first 50 childrenCost: free but you must registerFor more info: This week: The Guardians are back at Lowe's this weekend! Bring your kids into Lowe’s to build Sandman's Plane from DreamWorks Animation's new movie
Where: Chrysler Museum 245 West Olney Rd, NorfolkWhen: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.chrysler.orgCost: free
Where: MacArthur Center NorfolkWhen: 10:00 AM (**times vary**)Who: open to the publicCost: Regular admission is $6 for skating, $5 for skate rental.
Military personnel and their family members (must show valid military ID to receive discount) receive $2 off the admission priceFor more info: ** dates and time http://www.shopmacarthur.com/macOnIce_calendar
Where: Norfolk Botanical GardenWhen: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $10 per person; 2 and under freeFor more info: No Refunds. Event is rain, snow or shine.
Where: 312 Cedar Rd, ChesapeakeWhen: 8:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: Free (see below)For more info: Due to limited seating, reservations are necessary and may be made by telephoning Chesapeake Public Schools between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. weekdays. (757-547-0153)
Where: Little Island Park, Sandbridge
Virginia Beach, VAWhen: 9:00 AMWho: open to the publicCost: $25 -5k & 1 mile Gobble Wobble- freeFor more info: Read more about Charlie at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Team-Charlie-Today/180025225384384?ref=ts
Where: Military Aviation Museum1341 Princess Anne RoadVirginia Beach, VA 23457When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: Children under 12 are free; adults $10For more info: In the spirit of giving, we are asking guests to also please bring a donation or toy for the Toys for Tots bin.
Corey and Laquita Staten will be on hand to perform numbers from their newest CD Oink Yeah! Three Little Pigs Remix: A Fractured Fairytale.
Where: Children's Museum of Virginia PortsmouthWhen: 1:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: regular museum admission price
Where: Courthouse Galleries High St, PortsmouthWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicCost: $3 per personFor more info: Hours: Tuesday-Thursday9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Friday-Saturday 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m., Sunday Noon- 8:00 p.m., Christmas Eve - New Year's Eve, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Closed Monday's and Christmas Day
-brown t-shirt or onesie(I purchased mine from Hobby Lobby for $2.99)
-various colors of felt(white, green, red, orange, yellow, black)
-2 small black buttons
-ribbon for bow
Cut two small circles out of the white felt for the turkeys eyes.
I traced something round I had lying around the house. Cut a
triangle out of the orange felt. For the wattle(red hangy thingy) use
a piece of red felt. I had to kind of wing this one ...
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1. Use butcher paper as a table cloth, which creates an instant canvas for …artwork, word games, tic-tac-toe, and more. This Colorful Turkey Caddy doubles as a centerpiece and marker storage.
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