February 1, 2012
- February is FUN MONTH at Norfolk Botanical Garden
- MKVB welcomes SWEET TREATS SPA!
- Groundhog's Day is Thursday February 2, 2012
- Are You NOT Ready for Some Football?
- THE BIG GAME 2012
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And we're celebrating by giving away passes to NBG all month long!
Norfolk Botanical Garden is celebrating the whole month of February by offering $5 admission to the gardens every day and opening their paved walking paths to bikes!
In addition, February 4th, NBG is hosting The Big Bike Bash! The Garden is partnering with East Coast Bicycles for a fun-filled day that celebrates all things bikes! Join us in the Baker Hall Visitor Center and parking lot for a variety of biking activities. Local bike crafter, Wes Cheney, will be on hand building a special bike made out of bamboo. For ...
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Each year on Feb. 2 since 1887, thousands of revelers climb atop Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., to witness the prediction of Punxsutawney Phil, a groundhog with the mythical ability of forecasting either an early spring or lengthier winter. With the help of his keepers and protectors, the tuxedo-clad members of the mysterious Inner Circle, Phil shares that annual prediction with the world from the heart of the region appropriately known as the Pennsylvania Wilds.
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Game Day Details
Date & Time: February 5th, 6:30PM (CBS & NBC)
Teams: New York Giants vs. New England Patriots
Stadium: Lucas Oil Stadium, IN
Half Time Show: Madonna (rumor has it LMFAO will join her). Madonna recently admitted in a 20/20 interview that this performance is more nerve-wracking than a movie premiere. She has 8 minutes to set up the stage, 12 minutes to perform, and 7 minutes to take it all down.
Where: Toys R' US locationsWhen: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PMWho: open to the public; for children aged 5+Cost: free while supplies last
Where: Norfolk Collegiate School 7336 Granby St, NorfolkWhen: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: https://norfolkcollegiate.org/RelId/607651/ISvars/default/Off_the_Wall%3a_Art_Show_%26_Sale.htmCost: $5 admission
Where: various Norfolk Public LibrariesWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicHow: www.npl.lib.va.usCost: free
Where: various Chesapeake Public LibrariesWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: various Virginia Beach Public LibrariesWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicHow: www.vbgov.comCost: free but events with (*) require registration
Where: various Barnes & Noble locationsWhen: 10:00 AMWho: open to the publicHow: www.barnesandnoble.comCost: free
Where: The Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion is located behind the Historic Nansemond County Courthouse at 524 North Main StreetWhen: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: open to the publicHow: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=470675199952&set=a.86883419952.21029.84028099952&type=1&theaterCost: free
Where: Barnes and Noble Greenbrier 1212 Greenbrier Pkwy, ChesapeakeWhen: 10:00 AMWho: open to the publicHow: www.barnesandnoble.comCost: free
Where: NauticusWaterside Dr, NorfolkWhen: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $8 per child (ages 4-17); $10 per adult; Children age 3 and under complimentaryFor more info: Complete schedule of events: http://www.nauticus.org/programs-activities/homeschool-day
Where: Chrysler Museum of Art 245 W. Olney Rd, NorfolkWhen: 10:30 AMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Where: Virginia Living Museum 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport NewsWhen: 11:30 AM - 8:30 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.thevlm.orgCost: $4 adults, $3 children; non-members: $5 adults, $4 children (ages 3-12)
Where: Virginia Aquarium 717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia BeachWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $7 members; $10 non membersFor more info: February 2 - I love Animals We heart every animal even the slimy ones. Come and meet some of the area’s least attractive and most slimy animals as we discuss food webs and how every animal is important to the ecosystem
Where: Great Neck Library- 1251 Bayne Dr, Virginia BeachWhen: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.vbgov.comCost: free
Where: Great Bridge Swim and Racquet Club 1200 Back Road, ChesapeakeWhen: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: http://www.gbsrc.comCost: Tickets may be purchased in advance for $7.00 per person ages 3 & up, 2 & under are freeFor more info: Tickets purchased at the event are $10.00 per person A family ticket may be purchased for $25.00 in advance or $30.00 at the door Family tickets are for a single family household only
Where: The Silver Rattle 1611a Colley Ave, NorfolkWhen: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AMWho: open to the publicHow: www.thesilverrattle.comCost: free
Where: various Norfolk Public LibrariesWhen: 3:30 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.npl.lib.va.usCost: free
Where: Virginia Beach Rock Gym 5049 Southern Blvd, Virginia BeachWhen: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $15 for non members; free for members
Where: Hodges Manor Elementary Portsmouth, VirginiaWhen: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: Daryl Fischer @ 757.488.3892Cost: freeFor more info: U8 thru U14 Boys/Girls through 05/18/2012
Where: Home Depot locationsWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: freeFor more info: Keepsake Picture Box
Where: Virginia Beach Oceanfront 6th-9th streetsWhen: 10:00 AMWho: open to the publicCost: fees to participate in plunge; $5 for FestivalFor more info: Kids Zone – The Polar Plunge® Winter Festival is a family affair so pack up your children, friends and neighbors and stop in at the Kids Zone, which features inflatable rides and visits from a few local favorites, including the Virginia Beach Fire Department’s Monster Fire Truck!
Where: Chesapeake Square Mall 4200 Portsmouth Blvd, ChesapeakeWhen: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free for Kidgit members; $5 non members
Where: McDonalds Garden Center- Virginia Beach location ONLY Independence Blvd, Virginia BeachWhen: 11:00 AMWho: open to the publicCost: $20 for supplies
Where: Michael's StoresWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.michaels.comCost: free while supplies last
Where: MEO CEntral Library 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia BeachWhen: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.vbgov.comCost: free
Where: Virginia MOCA
2200 Parks Ave, Virginia BeachWhen: 3:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: Tickets $12 in advance and 15 at the door. General admission. Babies under age 1 are free!For more info: For tickets, email [email protected] or call 757-237
Where: 4309 Silverleaf Drive, Virginia Beach 1546 Sams Club Circle, ChesapeakeWhen: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free admission
Where: Saint Patrick Catholic School 1800 Bolling Ave, NorfolkWhen: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: [email protected]Cost: free but RSVP is required
Where: various Chesapeake Public LibrariesWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicCost: free but may require registration
Where: Nauticus Waterside Dr, NorfolkWhen: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.nauticus.orgCost: regular admission prices
Where: CHKD- 6th Floor Conference Room 601 Children's Lane, NorfolkWhen: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: free
Saturday, March 17 - Walk in the Park: Behind the Scenes Construction Views of the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge
Where: Elizabeth River Boat Landing & Park, 103 Poindexter St. off I-464When: 9:00 AMWho: open to the publicHow: no reservation neededCost: freeFor more info: Also March 3 & 17
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: 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: Norfolk Botanical Garden 6700 Azalea Garden Rd, NorfolkWhen: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.orgCost: $5
Where: Hampton Roads Naval Museum One Waterside Dr Ste 248, NorfolkWhen: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: Direct all questions to Laura at [email protected] or 757-322-3108Cost: freeFor more info: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151381880653216&set=pb.35965678215.-2207520000.1359330956&type=3&theater
Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden 6700 Azalea Garden Rd, NorfolkWhen: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: $5 per person
Where: Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 206 High St, PortsmouthWhen: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: www.vshfm.comCost: $7 per person,Children ages 2 & younger FREE, $6 military personnel & senior citizens with ID
Where: Virginia Beach Boardwalk between 6th-9th streetsWhen: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: SEE BELOWFor more info: Pee Wee Plungers should raise a minimum of $50 in pledges and will take home a Plunge towel, a Pee Wee Plunge certificate and a Plunger goody bag. Participants also are encouraged to dress in costumes! A special prize will be given to the Pee Wee who raises the most money for Special Olympics Virginia
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)
February 4 is National Homemade Soup DAy
Phil's Not the Only Weather Predictor Around!
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For the Superbowl, we wanted to do a special craft. A craft that makes a lot of fantastic noises when your team gets a TOUCHDOWN!! Your little football fans will get a kick out of these jersey shakers.
What you will need:
- Cardstock or construction paper
- Glue and tape
- Crayons, markers, football stickers, computer printouts, football logos, numbers, letters, etc. for decorating the jerseys
- Craft stick
What to do:
1. Fold a piece of cardstock or construction paper in half, and cut out a jersey shape without cutting ...
Each week I bring you a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. This week's craft(s) are all about Valentine's Day! I have included 3 crafts-one for a teacher gift, one for a kids Valentine's treat, and one for a grandparent's card. If you've missed any previous crafts, check out Momondealz's Kids Frugal Fun page!
Fun Facts about Sunday's BIG GAME
The Super Bowl is a great time for family and friends to get together and enjoy good food, funny commercials, and of course - FOOTBALL! Check out these cool fun facts about this beloved event!
Did You Know?
- A 30 second Super Bowl commercial costs somewhere around $2,800,000
- 14,500 chips and around 8 million pounds of guacamole are eaten on Game Day
- This is the Patriots 7th trip to the Super Bowl, and the Giants 5th
- The first Super Bowl was held in Los Angeles on January 15th ...
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Football games just aren't the same with wings. Well this year put a twist on those messy wings and try these fabulous Buffalo Chicken Meatballs. The great thing about these is that you don't have people struggling to eat wings, worrying about what to do with their bones and their ridiculously messy face and hands. I love a neat appetizer!
1 pound of ground chicken
1/2 of one medium onion chopped
2 cloves of garlic grated or finely chopped
1 tablespoon of Lawry's Seasoning Salt or ...
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
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