December 27, 2011
- Ice Racing slides into Hampton Coliseum Sat. Jan 7
- Happy New Year!
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Throw a "Noon" Year's Eve Party
- Eat Yourself Lucky on New Year's Day!
- Plan a Kid-Friendly New Years Eve Party
- Macaroni Made
- Macaroni Menu...
- New Year's Eve Shakers by MOMONDEALZ
- View the MKVB Holiday Gift Guide 2011!
And we're sending one lucky subscriber to this COOL event!
World Championship Ice Racing is coming back to Hampton Coliseum on Saturday, January 7 at 7:30 pm. The world's top professional ice racers battle it out on the treacherous solid ice track specially prepared inside the Coliseum. Races will include Nitro X-Karts, Mini Bikes, Motorcycles, Quads and more for unleashed, lightning fast ICE racing at its best!
Macaroni Kid Virginia has a family four pack of tickets to this COOL event for one lucky subscriber!
To enter, leave a comment on this article telling us your favorite activity ...
Where: various Norfolk Public LibrariesWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicHow: www.npl.lib.va.usCost: free
Where: various Barnes & Noble locationsWhen: 10:00 AMWho: open to the publicHow: www.barnesandnoble.comCost: free
Where: Nauticus Waterside Dr, NorfolkWhen: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: OPen to the publicCost: included in regualr admission
Where: Chrysler Museum of Art 245 W Olney Rd, NorfolkWhen: 1:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Barnes and Noble Greenbrier 1212 Greenbrier Pkwy, ChesapeakeWhen: 10:00 AMWho: open to the publicHow: www.barnesandnoble.comCost: free
Where: 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia BeachWhen: 7:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge 4005 Sandpiper Rd, Virginia BeachWhen: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AMWho: open to the publicHow: www.bbrf.orgCost: free
Where: The Silver Rattle 1611a Colley Ave, NorfolkWhen: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AMWho: open to the publicHow: www.thesilverrattle.comCost: free
Where: Cape Henry Lighthouse 583 Atlantic Ave, Virginia BeachWhen: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $5- adults 12 and under- $3
Where: Philippine Cultural Center 4857 Baxter Rd, Va BeachWhen: 7:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Back Bay National Wildlife RefugeWhen: 7:00 AM - 4:30 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: First Landing State ParkWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Larchmont United Methodist 1101 Jamestown Crescent, NorfolkWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: open to the publicHow: www.musictogetherofhamptonroads.comCost: free
Where: Nauticus Waterside Dr, NorfolkWhen: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free with regular admission
Where: Michaels StoresWhen: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow:Cost: free
Where: Plaza Middle School 3080 S. Lynnhaven Rd, Virginia BeachWhen: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: various Norfolk Public Library locationsWhen: 1:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.npl.lib.va.usCost: free
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: 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
Where: Virginia Living Museum 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport NewsWhen: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: Some activities require a fee in addition to Museum admission. Bring your quarters or purchase a wrist band in advance, $10 for for all additional activities, and save. Wrist band is $12 at the door.
Where: Virginia Aquarium 717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia BeachWhen: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.virginiaaquarium.comCost: free with regular museum admission
Where: Colonial City and the College of William & Mary Campus, WilliamsburgWhen: 3:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $15; kids 5 and under FREEFor more info: Buy buttons HERE
Kids Show for young families will be held at Matthew Whaley School from 3 - 7 pm.
Where: Olde Town Portsmouth, VAWhen: 4:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info: Complete schedule of events: http://www.portsvaevents.com/downloads/OldeTowneScottishWalk-Brochure-2011.pdf
Where: Uno Chicago Grill Norfolk 5900 Virginia Beach Blvd, NorfolkWhen: 5:00 PM (repeats at 7:00PM)Who: open to the publicCost: free admission; additional food and beverage charges may apply
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: Cinema Cafe Pembroke and Greenbrier locations ONLYWhen: 10:00 AMWho: open to the publicHow: www.cinema-cafe.comCost: $1
Where: Barnes and Noble locationsWhen: 10:00 AMWho: open to the publicHow: www.barnesandnoble.comCost: free
Where: Virginia Aquarium 717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia BeachWhen: 11:00 AMWho: open to the publicCost: free with admission
Where: Virginia Zoo 3500 Granby St, NorfolkWhen: 11:00 AMWho: open to the publicCost: free with admission
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: Kangaroo Jac's 830 Professional Place W, CHesapeakeWhen: 6:00 PM - 1:00 AMWho: open to the publicCost: $25 per personFor more info: RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for Reball as we have limited slots to play. Non-players are welcome to come and hang out.
What fun is New Year's Eve to a kid who's in bed by 8 pm? Let younger children join in the festivities of New Year's Eve by hosting a "Noon" Year's Eve party or playdate.
For snacks, get cheese cubes, pieces of fruit and hot dog pieces and stick them with toothpicks. All kids love eating bite-sized foods from toothpicks. You can even get fancy and use the kind with frilly colors on the ends.
Get paper streamers from your local party store for kids and ...
Hoping to increase your luck and good fortune in the 2012? Then start by eating one of these foods on New Years Day! While I can't guarantee you'll have good luck or good fortune, at the very least, I can guarantee you will have a full belly!
Doughnuts- Many cultures believe that anything in the shape of a ring is good luck because it represents coming full circle. The Dutch often celebrate by eating doughnuts but a delicious Bundt cake will do too!
Beans- Legumes (usually Black Eye ...
Now, what do we do with an almost 2 year old on New Years..... here are some ideas ...
Make Your Own New Year's Party Poppers
Make these fun New Year's Poppers filled with fun! I love making these in my house!
Here's what you need:
- Empty toilet paper rolls
- any festive wrapping paper or tissue paper
- curling ribbon
- scissors or craft knife
- Candy, trinkets, Mardi Gras beads, crayons, anything to fill up the poppers
Start by measuring out enough wrapping paper to cover the roll but also leave extra on the ends to tie up with ribbon. (see photo) Next, cut the roll in half almost completely, but leave a small area ...
Cuban Pork and Black Bean Soup
Cuban Pork and Black Bean Soup
Leftover Pork Roast (see recipe below)
1 small red onion (chopped)
2 bell peppers (any color-chopped)
1 can diced tomatoes
4 cups chicken stock
Seasonings: Salt, Pepper, Garlic
- Combine all ingredients in a crock pot or large pan.
- Cook until heated thoroughly.
- Top with sour cream, salsa, cheese, and torilla chips.
- We serve this with quesadillas.
Cuban Pork Roast
1 small onion (chopped)
1/4 cup orange juice
2 TBSP garlic powder
1 TBSP oregano
1 TBSP ...
Each week I bring you a craft to do with your child that is fun, educational, and frugal!
Wondering what to do with some of the boxes your child's toys came in? Here are a couple of ideas!
Craft # 1: New Year's Eve Shakers
Desired Decorations including a bell
Beans, rice, etc
1. Fill the box with beans or rice and tape shut.
2. Wrap the box with construction paper and glue the pencil to the back.
3. Glue the ...
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 ...
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