September 16, 2010
- Free admission to local museums
- The Toys are back in town...
- TV Turnoff Week is September 19-25, 2010
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September 25, 2010
Museum Day is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Media in which participating museums across the country open their doors for free to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket.
This year, National Museum Day is on Saturday September 25. Local museums participating include: Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Children's Museum of Virginia, Chrysler Museum, Nauticus, Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, Hampton Roads Naval Museum,Old Cape Henry Lighthouse and The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum.
You must REGISTER ONLINE for your free tickets: http://microsite.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/admission.html ...
and we're giving away tickets to see them!
Woody, Buzz and all our favorite toys from Toy Story, Toy Story 2 and this summer's hit Toy Story 3,are hitting the ice in this sensational live production coming to the Hampton Coliseum, September 22 through September 26! Catch all the heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from the rambunctious tots of Sunnyside Daycare and race for home in their most daring adventure ever. A few new faces join the fun including Barbie’s groovy bachelor Ken and Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear ...
TV-Free America is a national nonprofit organization that was founded in 1994 to raise awareness about the harmful effects of excessive television-watching and encourage Americans to reduce the amount of television that they watch--and replace TV time with activities that lead to more literate, productive lives and engaged citizenship.
National TV-Turnoff Week is about having more fun and turning "on" your life. It's an opportunity to rediscover the wide range of activities that exist when one unplugs from the sedentary, image-based, simplistic and commercial world of television.
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I hope you enjoy the very first Macaroni Kid Virginia Beach newsletter! I just wanted to thank everyone for all the support in spreading the word about Macaroni Kid Virginia Beach over the last few weeks. Our subscription numbers and Facebook “likes” are growing everyday, and I look forward to making MKVB the best resource for families who want to be in the know about what’s going on in Virginia Beach.
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Where: 17th Street Park/OceanfrontWhen: 5:00 PM - 10:30 PMWho: Open to the publicHow: Full schedule or events and performances online: http://www.beachstreetusa.com/events/FestaItalianaCost: $2 admission, children uner 12 freeFor more info:
Where: Naval Air Station Oceana, Dam Neck Rd, Virginia BeachWhen: 5:30 PM - 5:00 PMWho: Open to the PublicHow: Please check the Ocean Air Show website: http://www.oceanaairshow.comCost: Free Admission & Parking Bleacher Seats: $5.00
General Seats: $10.00
Individual seat within a reserved section directly behind reserved seats
Reserved Seats: $15.00
Reserved seats are numbered chairs ideal for groups wishing to sit togetherFor more info: Kid's Fest- Cost is $5 per child (for the day) and includes some inflatables, games, prizes, facepainting and more
announced today the return of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.
The festival will feature Master of Ceremonies, Cheryl Tan of
WAVY TV10 and Moon Goddess, Jenny Wong. The festival will
take place in TowneBank Fountain Park. The afternoon will highlight family
activities and foods that will allow festival guests to explore and
experience the Chinese culture to its fullest.
Where: TowneBank Fountain Park, Downtown Norfolk, VirginiaWhen: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: Open to the publicHow: Check the website for more information: http://www.festevents.org/event/85/5th-annual-mid-autumn-moon-festivalCost: FREE
Where: 31st St park/Atlantic AvenueWhen: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PMWho: Open to the pubicCost: FREE
Where: Mount Trashmore Edwin DriveWhen: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PMWho: Open to the publicCost: FREE admission and parking; some snacks available for purchase
Where: City of Virginia Beach Farmer's Market 3640 Dam Neck Rd, 23453When: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: Open to the publicCost: FREE
Where: Pembroke Mall 4554 Virginia Beach BLVD, 23462When: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: Children 12 and under with an adultCost: FREE
As we head toward Sukkot, the Jewish harvest festival, join us at the JCC for fun fall activities for all ages—food, crafts, games, and more!
Where: Simon Family JCC 500 Corporate Woods Dr, suite 100 23462When: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: Open to the publicHow: www.jccshr.orgCost: $10/family or $5/person, bring food donations are receive $1 off admission, free to JCC members
Where: 24th Street Park/OceanfrontWhen: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PMWho: open to the publicCost: FREE
Wednesday, September 22 through Wednesday, September 22 - Separation and Divorce: Helping Children Cope
Where: CHKD Health & Surgery Center at Princess Anne
2021 Concert Drive
Virginia Beach, VAWhen: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: Open to the publicHow: www.chkd.org/classesCost: FREE
Where: 2nd- 36th Street Virginia Beach OceanfrontWhen: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: Open to the PublicCost: free
Where: Town Point Park, downtown Norfolk, VAWhen: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: Open to the publicCost: $3 per person, infants are freeFor more info: Strollers on Parade: Calling all Tykes! Bells, balloons, flags, stuffed animals, cute costumes - be creative and enter your child and stroller in this fun family parade! Lots of great prizes and awards! Join in the fun at the 3rd Annual Strollers on Parade from Noon - 1 pm. A cast of favorite storybook characters will lead the parade through the park!
Are books weighing your kids down?
Go to any elementary or middle school and you are sure to see tons of kids weighed down by their backpacks.
Did you know the average school textbook weighs between 3 and 4 pounds?
Kids are carrying on the average of 8-12 pounds in books every school day! You may not have a say when if come to books having to come home for homework, but her are some way to minimize your child's back strain. Your kids may not have much of a choice when it comes to ...
Fall Handprint Wreath
* Different color Fall Foam pieces
Trace children's hands onto each color foam, glue together in circle. Place green foam leaves, etc to decorate your handprint leaf wreath.
Attache string to back, and hang!
Craft courtesy of Robinson Macaroni Kid
Pink Martini Night at the Chrysler Museum
Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 per adult at the door. Come out and enjoy this fabulous evening while raises funds for breast cancer research and education programs!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 (5:30 PM-9 ...
Easy Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
Easy Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread (courtesy of MK mom Heather Harrington)
Here is a moist bread recipe to use up all your garden zucchini, and the kids won't even know!
- 3 1/4 cups flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 3 cups white sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 2 cups grated zucchini
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup walnuts or pecans, optional
Does your school or church have a big event coming up? Do you help organize events? Are you involved with activities that you think other families would enjoy? Virginia Beach Macaroni Kid wants to hear from you! Please share activities, events, or resources that you would like to see mentioned in an upcoming edition of our newsletter by emailing [email protected]
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