November 24, 2010
With Thanksgiving being tomorrow, I wanted to express my gratitude to all the MKVB subscribers, columnists, and advertisers. Without the support, loyalty and positive attitudes of all of you, I woludn't have the motivation to bring you the best newsletter I can week after week. And MKVB would never had made it to being ranked 54th out of 357 Macaroni Kid newsletters nationwide! It overwhelms me that MKVB has reached this level in three shorts months, and as I focus on the things I am thankful for in my ...
Check out the world's largest pumpkin pie
Made in New Bremen, Ohio, this pie was 20 feet in diameter and weighed 3,699 pounds!
It was the biggest attraction at the 2010 New Bremen Pumpkinfest.
The pie was sliced into 5000 pieces and distributed to the crowd.
What's the recipe you ask?
· 1,212 lbs of canned pumpkin
· 2,796 eggs (or 233 dozen)
· 109 gallons of evaporated milk (and a really good can opener)
· 525 pounds of sugar (a wheel barrel)
· 7 pounds of salt
· 14.5 pounds of cinnamon
A Turkey Trot is usually a 5 or 10K run/walk held on Thanksgiving Day. Almost all are family friendly events that allow strollers, kids, and even the dedicated running enthusiast. Turkey Trots are a great way to create a new healthy tradition with your family to celebrate our "eating" holiday.
In Virginia Beach, The 33rd Annual Turkey Trot and One mile fun run will be taking place at the Mt. Trashmore YMCA. You can pre-register online or register at the event. To register or for more information, go to ...
Module Groups Displaying: Tidewater O Gauge Association, South Hampton Roads N-Trak Club, Atlantic Coast S Gauge, Large Gauge, Great Lakes & Southeast-HO Scale.
Where: Military Aviation Museum 1341 Princess Anne Rd 23457When: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: Open to the PublicCost: Kids 12 and under are free
Regular museum admission prices for: Adults: $10, Kids over 12: $5, Active Duty and Senior Citizens: $9For more info: Santa will be flying in on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th – meet and greet for kids of all ages with Santa at 1:00!
Marines will be collecting donations for “Toys for Tots”.
Where: Chrysler Hall 215 St Pauls Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23510When: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PMWho: Open to the publicHow: www.ticketmaster.comCost: Varies; check ticketmaster.com for more informationFor more info: Recommended for children 6 years and older
Where: Virginia Beach Oceanfront. starting at 2nd Street and going to 34th StWhen: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM (open until 11:00PM Fri & Sat)Who: Open to the publicCost: Combo Tickets (Virginia Beach Holiday Lights and Norfolk Garden of Lights, Combo Tickets must be purchased at the Holiday Lights or Garden of Lights box office): $20, Mon-Thurs: $10,Fri-Sun: $15, Holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day): $15, Limos: $20, Buses: $45 (We accept Company checks for buses ONLY) Mini, Senior, Parks & Rec Buses: $25For more info: To celebrate the 2010 Grand Opening of McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach, presented by nTelos Wireless, all cars will be admitted Friday-Sunday, November 19-21, for $5. This special offer will only be made during opening weekend!
Where: The ice skating rink is located just outside MacArthur Center, at the corner of Monticello Avenue and Freemason Street.When: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM (6:00PM closing on Sundays)Who: Open to the publicCost: Ticket price: $10 per person for two hours of skating (includes skate rental)
Military personnel and their families: $8 per person (must show valid military ID to receive discount)
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
Where: Norfolk Botanical GardenWhen: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Not on Fri-Sat)Who: Open to the publicHow:
Registration by phone. Because of the high volume of calls your registration will be taken through voicemail. Please follow the following steps: Call 441-5830x338. Leave your name, member number, telephone number and dates/times you would like to attend a program.Cost: $10; members $8
Events for Macaroni Parents courtesy of vbnightlife.com
Vbnightlife.com promotes nightlife entertainment events in Virginia Beach, including fundraisers, bands and DJs, club events, cultural events and more. Through a free membership, members receive a weekly "Weekend Update" e-newsletter that features all the events taking place in the upcoming weekend that adults would enjoy.
Every week, vbnightlife.com will be sharing with Macaroni Kid Virginia Beach their top picks for the upcoming weekend.
Below are this weekend's vbnightlife.com TOP PICK events for adults:
Fundraiser for Victor Decker's family friday: http://www.vbnightlife.com/events/explore-downtown-norfolk ...
Gobble! Gobble! Turkey Craft
Courtesy of Charlotte Linde, Macaroni Kid Cedar Rapids
This craft my daughter and I did together at the Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids. I have to give a shout out to them because they really have a great program for pre-schoolers, and it was so much fun! This particular class was "Turkey Talk" and this is the craft we did!
You will need:
crushed leaves in different colors
dried milk weed pod or small pine cone cut in half
rubber band for the gobbler
piece of dried ...
Thanksgiving Songs to Sing with the Kids!
By Merri Cohen, Publisher Mom for Marlboro-Manalapan, NJ
Besides publishing Macaroni Kid, I teach Mommy & Me classes, and one of my favorite things is to find fun songs for every event and holiday. Here are three of my favorite Thanksgiving songs:
Hello Mr. Turkey
(Tune of If You're Happy and You Know It)
Hello Mr. Turkey, how are you? (clap, clap). Hello Mr. Turkey, how are you? (clap, clap)
With a gobble, gobble, gobble and a wobble, wobble, wobble
Hello Mr. Turkey, how are you? (clap, clap)
Take a Walk!
Take a Walk!
After you have talked about the features of the book cover with your child, take a walk! A walk, you ask? Yes…a picture walk!
Before you even start to read the words of the book, take a “walk” through all of the pictures. This is so important to preview the story, make predictions about what might happen and familiarize your child with the characters. Ask questions like:
What do you see happening in the beginning?
Who is in the story?
Where is the story taking place ...
SURVIVING YOUR THANKSGIVING FEAST!
The holidays are a great time for family, joy, food, and indulgence. With the holidays around the corner, how do you safely prepare yourself and your waistline for the holiday meals? The average American gains around 6 to 8 pounds every year during the holidays--weight that is even tougher to remove the following year. Why is it that we give up and give in during this time? For those of you who ditch your diet this season, you are adding more challenges to your past, current ...
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