December 2, 2010
- Happy Chanukkah!
- MKVB welcomes Mom's Morning Out
- The Diggity Days of December
- The Lion King has arrived in Norfolk...
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- "Know Where To Go"
- Easy Handmade Spinning Tops
- Macaroni Families
- Macaroni Movie
- Mrs. Claus joins Macaroni Kid
- Mrs.O's Corner
- On the Macaroni Menu...
MKVB would like to say Happy Chanukkah to our readers and their families who celebrate this holiday!
Don't celebrate Chanukkah, but would still like to learn about it and teach your children about it? Check out www.chabad.org. This site has great information, activities, recipes, and crafts geared for children.
And on Sunday December 05 at 3:00 PM, Borders Bookstore on Laskin Rd. invites all children, ages 3 to 8 to celebrate Hannukkah with holiday stories, games, songs and more! Activities will vary per store, call for ...
We are so excited to have Kelly Barba's Mom's Morning Out as our newest advertiser. Mom's Morning Out is the perfect solution for those parents who just need a few hours every week for running errands, going to appointments or just to socialize their little one without them being present. Kelly runs the program out of her home on Monday mornings from 9am-12pm, and for $20 per child, your child gets three hours filled with crafts, games and interaction while you get a break!
I visited Kelly ...
You could win a Diggity Dudes CD!
What band is the hottest children's entertainment group in Virginia right now?
THE DIGGITY DUDES.
Based out of Richmond, The Diggity Dudes make "hip music for hip kids" that has an agenda: to entertain children (and grown ups) by singing about values, good citizenship, and life lessons, with an occasional just for fun song thrown in for good measure. The lyrics might be geared to the younger crowd, but the music absolutely gets everybody's toes a-tappin'.
After many years of playing "grown up music,” Diggity Dudes Mike Hartsfield ...
and we're sending TWO subscribers!
Royalty has come to Norfolk.Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap! The entire savanna comes to life and, as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly rises out of the stage. This is The Lion King.
The winner of six 1998 Tony Awards, including Best New Musical, it is the story of a young lion cub named Simba who struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destined role as king. To bring the classic 1994 film to life, Disney turned to the story's roots, its rich mythology, powerful ...
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; The parade travels North on Atlantic Avenue from 15th to 25th Street.When: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PMWho: OPEN TO THE PUBLICCost: 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
Where: Hunt Club Farm London Bridge Rd, 23456When: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PMWho: Open to the publicHow: www.huntclubfarm.comCost: $6 per person
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: Pigtails & Crewcuts, Hilltop EastWhen: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: Open to the publicCost: FREE
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: Applebees, Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia BeachWhen: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AMWho: Open to the publicHow: Call Alison at 228-5949 for tickets and details.Cost: $5
Where: All Home Depot storesWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: http://ext.homedepot.com/community/blog/home-depot-kids-workshop-special-halloween-workshop-october-23rd/Cost: FREEFor more info: This Saturday's project is a picture frame
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: City of Virginia Beach Farmers Market 3640 Dam Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23453When: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: Open to the publicHow:Cost: FREE
Where: Contemporary Art Center of Virginia 2200 Parks Avenue, 23451When: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: Open to the publicHow: Call 757.425.0000 for more information.Cost: FREE
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: Ted Constant CenterWhen: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM (second performance at 3:30PM)Who: Open to the publicCost: Ticket Prices: $14.00; $23.00; $35.00; $45.00For more info: MKVB subscribers can the code MAGICAL and get $10 Kids’ tickets (up to 6 with the purchase of an adult ticket.) *** Code not valid on VIP or Front Row seats. Expires 12/10.
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:
On Friday, let the Christmas party season begin! The Noblemen and The Roundtable ...
Theis easy, fun craft comes courtesy of Sara, the founder of creativejewishmom.com.
Here's a Hanukkah craft that's also a Hanukkah game! Spinning tops are a traditional Hanukkah toy, so what better activity to engage the kids this Hanukkah than with a simple technique for making their own brigade of spinning tops?
- plastic bottle caps: either from regular soda bottles, wide mouthed juice bottles, or bottles like vinegar bottles
- toothpicks or wooden skewers
- a thick needle or sharp item, such as a hat pin or ...
Helpful holiday hints for blended families!
Schedule, Schedule, Schedule
Make sure you speak with your ex regarding a schedule that runs through the holiday season. You should agree that it is set in stone and respected by both of you. This is also a good time to discuss future holidays
Talk To Your Kids
Remind them on how ...
by KIDS FIRST! (www.kidsfirst.org)
Walt Disney's new animated feature Tangled takes the story of Rapunzel and gives her a proper make-over. When Princess Rapunlzel (Mandy Moore) is born with a head full of magical golden hair, an evil old woman, Mother Gothel (Donna Murphy), steals the baby and locks her safely away in a hidden tower. For 18 years, she raises the girl as her own, using the powers of Rapunzel's magic hair as her personal fountain-of-youth. Enter the handsome rogue, Flynn Ryder (Zachary Levi). Fresh ...
Macaroni Kid is filled with excitement over their newest publisher, Mrs. Claus! Mrs.Claus will be publishing her newsletter from the North Pole, and just like MKVB, her newsletters will be filled with giveaways ( a new one DAILY), activities, information, recipes, crafts and maybe some extra Elf humor here and there!
So, check out her debut newsletter and subscribe at www.northpole.macaronikid.com, and be sure to like her page on Facebook!
The Runaway Latkes!
As the Festival of Lights begins, there are many traditions that take place during these special days. One of them is making latkes to commemorate the miracle of one day's lamp oil lasting for eight days and nights. These potato pancakes are a staple in the Hanukkah celebration.
In Leslie Kimmelman's book, The Runaway Latkes, she takes a spin on the original story of the Gingerbread Man. Much like the pesky Gingerbread Man who does not want to get eaten, these latkes run all over town ...
Hooray for Hanukkah's delicious treats!
Below are two recipes for delicious, traditional Hanukkah treats, latkes and sufgan yot (mini jelly donuts!) Serve the latkes with applesauce for some extra goodness!
Potato Latkes (Pancakes)
5 large potatoes, washed and shredded (I use 3 bags of the Simply Potato shredded potatoes--LOL)
1 small onion grated
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons matzoh meal (it is OK to omit this item)
vegetable oil for frying
Put potatoes, onions, salt, pepper & matzoh meal in a bowl
In another bowl beat eggs, then add to ...
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