October 21, 2010
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- Halloween Happenings
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- October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MOST RECENT GIVEAWAY WINNERS:
Barefoot Book's Tales of Magic and Mystery book and CD: Michelle Dumas
Fancy Fonts by Karen Psimas personalized plate and bowl: Kelly Barba
MKVB Subcriber Referral $10 Starbucks giftcard: Jennifer Heinsinger
What are YOU going to do?
Macaroni Kid Virginia Beach's comprehensive list of Halloween related activities happening in and around Virginia Beach during Halloween weekend has so many events, the list is too long to post as an article in the newsletter so you can view it at the link below. Hope everyone finds this list helpful. Happy Halloween!
and is sending one lucky winner to her benefit!
The Story of Matilda’s Transplant Journey
Matilda was born with a congenital cataract and had surgery to have the cataract removed at 7 weeks old at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). During a follow up appointment at CHOP, the surgeon noticed that Matilda’s eyes were yellow and she appeared jaundice and recommended she receive testing to diagnose her condition. After testing back home at CHKD in Norfolk, Matilda was diagnosed with a very rare congenital condition, Biliary Atresia, where the bile duct between the liver and ...
Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the "Day of Unity" in October 1981 conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became an entire week devoted to a range of activities conducted at the local, state, and national levels.
In October 1987, the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed. That same year marks the initiation of the first national domestic violence toll-free hotline ...
Where: Chick-Fil-A INSIDE Lynnhaven MallWhen: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AMWho: Open to the PublicCost: FREE
Where: The Klumsy Moose Children's Boutique, 1400 Kempsville Rd Suite 123, Chesapeake Va 23320When: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: Open to the PublicHow: Contact the store at 757-312-0970 for more infoCost: FREE
Where: Mount Trashmore Park
310 Edwin DriveWhen: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: Open to the publicCost: FREE
Where: Young Chef's Academy in the Hilltop East Shopping CenterWhen: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Cooking Teams MUST arrive at 12:00PM)Who: Open to the publicHow: To enter, call (757) 422-4337Cost: $100 per team, $25 per individual, minimum $1 donation to sampleFor more info: Sampling starts at 2pm. Judging will take place from 2-2:30pm. Winners will be announced during this time.
Where: Contemporary Art Center of Virginia 2200 Parks Avenue 23451When: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: Open to the publicHow: To register, call Holly Ackiss at 757.425.0000 x.23Cost: $5 members; $7 non members
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: Virginia AquariumWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PMWho: Children ages 4-6, accompanied by an adultHow: Pre-register: (757) 385-0278 or [email protected]Cost: $7 members; $10 non members
Where: Hunt Club Farms 2388 London Bridge Rd 23456When: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PMWho: Open to the publicHow: www.huntclubfarm.com; Fall Harvest Festival hours are 10 am to 6 pm, Every Weekend in October: Oct. 2-3, Oct. 9-10, Oct.16-17, Oct. 23-24, Oct. 30-31.Cost: Pricing: Petting Farm Wristband: $3 per person. Hayride & Petting Farm Wristband: $6 per person. Harvest Fair Wristband (Weekends only): $12 per child. Pony Rides: $5 each.For more info: Sunday October 24, 2010- Children's Halloween Party 2-4pm PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; $15 per child & $6 per adult, includes petting farm admittance, a 3-5lb pumpkin, a DJ with games and dancing, costumed characters, cupcake & pumpkin decorating
Where: Nauticus One Waterside Dr, NorfolkWhen: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PMWho: Open to the publicHow: For more information, call 757-664-1014Cost: $7 children, $5 adults. Members and children under 6 FREE
Attractions: The Haunted Hayride, The Village of the Dead, and The Field of Screams. The Haunted Hayride is VB’s original haunted hayride, if you can scream— You may
make it through the Haunted Woods. The Village of the Dead is where the living
dare to walk through the dark realm of the Dead!! It is a true town of terror, complete with a bell
tower, a swamp, and of course, the graveyard. In the Field of Screams, a cornfield of terror awaits
you where you can’t imagine what hides between the rows. Features a cast of 75 live performers
nightly. Amusement Rides, Games, Concessions, Pumpkins, and More.
Where: Hunt Club Farm 2388 London Bridge Rd 23456When: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (Last ticket 9:30PM)Who: Open to the PublicHow: www.huntclubfarm.com, Open Every Weekend in October!! Opening Weekend is Friday & Saturday: October 1st and 2nd!! Also Open Friday – Sunday: October 8th – 10th and Wednesday – Sunday: October 13th- 31st.Cost: Halloween Festival Tickets: $20 – includes entry to each Haunted Attraction: Haunted Hayride,
Village of the Dead, and Field of Screams. Unlimited Scream Wristband: $25- All 3 Haunted
Attractions: As Many Times as you DARE for one night!
Friday, October 22 through Saturday, October 23 - Night at the Museum: A Sleepover for Spies & Detectives
Chrysler Museum of Art 245 W Olney Rd. Norfolk, VA 23501When: 7:00 PM - 9:00 AMWho: Families with children ages 8 to 12How: contact Channon Dillard at (757) 333-6239Cost: $35 per person for Museum Members, $55 per person for non members
Where: Barnes & Noble 4485 Virginia Beach Blvd 23462When: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PMWho: Open to the PublicHow: 757-671-2331Cost: FREEFor more info: Barnes & Noble Lynnhaven will be hosting a similar event starting at 11am
Saturday, October 23 through Saturday, October 23 - Garden Night Adventures: Creepy Creature Feature
Where: Nofolk Botanical Gardens 6700 Azalea Garden Rd NorfolkWhen: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PMWho: Open to the publicCost: $10 per person/ $8 members
Where: Barnes & Noble Town Center 4485 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462When: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Open to the publicHow: Store phone number: 757-671-2331Cost: free
to National Girls Day Out. Former Miss Virginia, author of BeYOUtiful and MTV MADE Coach
Julie Marie Carrier will speak to the girls about confidence and will host a meet and greet and
book signing. Afternoon workshops using the Girl Scout/Dove Self-Esteem Program Uniquely
Me will help prepare girls to lead healthy, confident lives. .
Where: The Sandler Center at the College of William & MaryWhen: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: Open to the publicHow: To reserve your spot, register online at www.gsccc.org or call 1-800-77SCOUT for details.Cost: A $10 registration fee for the program is due by November 1 and non-Girl Scouts must also pay a $12 fee to join Girl Scouts
Roasted Fall Vegetable
This recipe is the perfect counterpart to all the yummy Fall and Halloween goodies that have been sneaking into everyone's diets!
Roasted Fall Vegetables
1 small butternut squash, cubed
2 red bell peppers, seeded and diced
1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
3 Yukon Gold potatoes, cubed
1 red onion, quartered
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C).
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In our house, we try not to be short-order cooks, but it always seems like we're serving up someone a plate of plain noodles. Macaroni without the cheese? Not for us, but everybody's tastes are different!
The same is true of Macaroni Kid! Read on to learn more about the different choices you have as a Macaroni Kid Virginia Beach subscriber.
We hope you're enjoying your weekly serving of local news and events for parents around Virginia Beach, and we'll keep sending you our e-newsletter once ...
Pumpkin Seed Projects
Carved your pumpkin and not sure what to do with all the leftover seeds? Turn them into a yummy treat or into art!!!
Pumpkin Seed Art
Lightweight cardboard (we cut up an empty cereal box)
Pumpkin printable template
Painters or masking tape
Orange, green and brown paint
Newspaper (to cover the painting surface)
100 dried pumpkin seeds (a small bag will be more than enough). If you are using seeds that aren't store bought, make sure to roast them first to dry ...
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle on Halloween
3 Tips for going green this Halloween courtesy Green Halloween® :
1. Reduce – Instead of handing out handfuls of candy to each little ghost and goblin, consider giving just one of something. You‟ll save money and your decision will likely be better for the health the children who come to your door (since they‟ll consume less) and for the planet since fewer resources will go into the making, packaging, transporting and/or disposal of the treat. Reducing can be applied to all of your holiday choices. And if you ...
1. The Bigger the Better...or easier to carve. Pumpkins with a light colored skin are softer and easier to cut. Shy away from bruises and or moldy stems
2. Don't create your lid by cutting straight down or it will fall in. Place the knife at a 42 degree angle.
3. Be sure to save your seeds for a healthy snack!
4. Ice cream scoops work great for scooping out the seeds. Be sure to scrape the walls well. About 1 inch thickness is ideal.
5. Inexperienced carvers ...
This is a quick and easy recipe that parents can do with their kids! Add food color (before mixing the hot mixture with the popcorn), and the balls can help celebrate any occasion!
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup margarine
2 teaspoons cold water
2 5/8 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup marshmallows
5 quarts plain popped popcorn
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the corn syrup, margarine, cold water, confectioners' sugar and marshmallows. Heat and stir until the mixture comes to a boil ...
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