January 19, 2011
- A Search for Families Who are Paying it Forward
- PEEP! PEEP Thomas & Friends Live! On Stage
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- Mrs.O's Corner
- "Know Where To Go"
- Healthy Macaroni Kids
- Macaroni Indoors
- Macaroni Made
- Macaroni Winning Recipe
- On the Macaroni Menu...
- YAY! Girl Scout Cookies sales are underway!
Have you ever dreamed of having your family featured in a got milk?® mustache ad? Well this may be your chance – if you are a family that believes in paying it forward and giving it back.
Scholastic Parent & Child® magazine and the National Milk Mustache “got milk?”® Campaign just announced the return of their “Family of the Year” contest, a nationwide search to identify those families who make a difference in the lives of others in their neighborhoods, schools, or communities by giving back.
Think your crew has got the ...
is pulling into the Constant Center & we've got tickets!
PEEP PEEP! Climb on board with Thomas & Friends for the most spectacular live show of the year! THOMAS & FRIENDS™ Live! On Stage is a story for the whole family, teaching life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation. Join Thomas, Percy, Sir Topham Hatt and friends as they work together to save the Lantern Festival, embarking upon fun and adventure on the magical island of Sodor.
Thomas and Friends Live! On Stage "Thomas Saves the Day" will be at the Ted Constant Center in Norfolk on Saturday February 5, 2011 and ...
Where: Sandler Center for the Performing ArtsWhen: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PMWho: Open to the publicCost:
Tickets: $35, $25, $21, $14
Where: Virginia Beach Convention CenterWhen: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: Open to the PublicHow: www.extremetmc.comCost: Admission is free, although organizers request that everyone bring donations of non-perishable food to assist with The Extreme Food Drive, ...which officially begins that evening.For more info: The identity of the recipient family will not be announced at the Pep Rally. That will occur after they are officially notified during “the door knock” later this month. It will, however, be an opportunity for individuals and groups who have registered to volunteer to meet each other. Those who have not yet signed up can do so at the event.
Where: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach 23462When: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: Open to the publicHow: www.teenapalooza.comCost: $10/ticket
Where: Barnes & Noble Lynnhaven 701 Lynnhaven Pkwy
Virginia Beach, VA 23452When: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Open to the publicHow: Store phone number: 757-340-4055Cost: freeFor more info: THIS WEEK: IF YOU'RE A MONSTER
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
Great Neck Area Library 1251 Biscayne Dr. Virginia Beach, VA 23452When: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: Open to the publicHow: 757-385-2606Cost: FREE
Where: Portsmouth City Hall 801 Crawford Street - 5th Floor BreakroomPortsmouth, VAWhen: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: Open to the publicHow: For more information, call 757-393-8983.Cost: Donation: $25 ($20 for Museum Members and City Employees). All materials are provided and work will be completed in one session
Where: Chrysler Museum of Art 245 W Olney Rd NorfolkWhen: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PMWho: Open to the publicHow: www.chrysler.org, 757-664-6200Cost: Free but space is limited
Where: Any Lowes storeWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Open to the publicHow: pre-register http://lowesbuildandgrow.com/Cost: FREE
Where: The Disney Store inside Lynnhaven MallWhen: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (session 2 starts at 12:30PM)Who: Open to the public; minimum age is 3 years oldHow: CONTACT: 757-486-3188Cost: free
Where: Essential Wellness Center 3500 Virginia Beach Blvd 23452When: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (also 4:00PM-6:00PM)Who: Open to the publicHow: 757-685-4325Cost: $40 per personFor more info: Minimum of 6 people and maximum of 15 people
Norfolk Botanical Garden 6700 Azalea Garden Road Norfolk, VA 23518When: 4:30 PM - 8:00 AMWho: This indoor sleepover is open to any girl (3rd-6th grade) and their female chaperoneHow: 757-441-5830 ext. 338Cost: Girls $30 ($25 for NBG members); Chaperones $20 ($15 for NBG members)
Where: Virginia Zoo 3500 Granby Street Norfolk, VAWhen: 10:00 AM - 10:45 AMWho: OPen to the pubic; for children ages 2 to 5 years old.How: Pre-registration is required. To register, call (757) 441-2374, ext. 229 or email [email protected].Cost: The cost for one session is $14 for members/$18 for nonmembers for one parent and one child. Registration for additional children is $5 each. The cost for all three sessions is $33 for members/$45 for nonmembers for one parent and one child. Session registration for additional children is $4 each.
Where: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central LibraryWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Open to the publicCost: $5
CAC will screen 100 short films from 30 countries like Iran, Mexico and Slovenia, each exploring a unique history and experience.
Where: Contemporary Art Center of VA 2200 Parks Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451When: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (see more info)Who: Open to the PublicHow: www.cacv.orgCost: Tickets are $5; children under 2 are free; available at the door or by phoneFor more info: Weekday, age-appropriate screenings are available during the day for Hampton Roads schools and private organizations. Matinee screenings open to the general public will be held February 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10 from 1-2pm.There will be a special Saturday screening offered from 2-3pm on February 5
Where: Hampton ColiseumWhen: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM (Saturday shows at 2pm & 7:30PM)Who: Open to the publicHow: www.ticketmaster.comCost: $20.00 - $60.00For more info: Saturday- 11:30AM-1:OOPM- Party in the Pits- FREE with ticket
Where: Ted Constant Convocation Center 4320 Hampton Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23529When: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PMWho: Open to the publicHow: Tickets are available through COXTix.com, by phone at 888-3-COXTIX, or at the Constant Center Box Office. $3 off Military Discount available with purchase at Constant Center Box Office.Cost: $12
$3 off Military Discount available with purchase at Constant Center Box Office.For more info: Saturday at 10:30am, 2pm, and 5:30pm
Sunday at 1pm
Where: Chrysler Hall Norfolk, VAWhen: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PMWho: Open to the publicHow: www.ticketmaster.comCost: Price: $15.00 - $75.00
Where: Sandler Center for the Performing ArtsWhen: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (second show starts at 7:00PM)Who: Open to the publicCost: $14-$35For more info: ***Macaroni Kid Virginia Beach subscribers get $5 off using the coupon code "MACKIDVB"***
Speedy Quick Tip!
Speedy Quick Tip!
When you are helping your child to read, they will most likely come to some words that they don’t know. Here are some important questions or things to tell them to help them out.
· What does it start with? Get your mouth ready to say the word.
· Does it look right? Make sure what you are saying and what you see match.
· Does it sound right? Do the sounds correlate with the letters?
· Does it make sense? When you re-read the sentence does that word make ...
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:
WEDNESDAY- NORTH END WINE CLUB - WINE TASTING - SURF CLUB OCEAN GRILLE featuring music ...
Say Yes to Hot Cocoa!
An Indoor Activity for Every Sense
An Indoor Activity for Every Sense
What's that Touching My Face?
What You'll Need:
- Cotton balls
- Anything that is small and textured
How to play:
Have two players face each other, one blindfolded and the other with all of their collected items.
The player who is sighted gently brushes the objects, one by one, across the blindfolded player's cheek. The player with the items must handle them carefully as to not let the other player tell what each item is.
The blindfolded player ...
Fast, easy, fun and cheap homemade Play Dough!
I've developed this particular recipe for homemade dough through a couple years of trial and error. It's easy and fast, no cooking necessary, and uses ingredients that you probably already have. (Read the note on alum.)
What you need:
- 2 cups sifted flour
- 1 cup salt
- 6 tsp alum
- 7 tbl oil
- 1/2 cup water
- food coloring
*A note on alum- You can easily find alum in the baking/spices section of any store. If you don't have it and don't want to go get ...
Apple German Pancakes
Mu Shu Chicken Lettuce Cups
These are very low calories and you can throw in whatever veggies you have in the fridge. My kids actually enjoyed this one. One at the mixture in the lettuce cups and the other ate the mixture straight up. Some chopped peanuts add great texture and flavor too!
- 5 ounce Bamboo shoots, canned, drained
- 1 carrot, shredded or diced
- 2 stalks celery, sliced thinly
- 12 leafs - Butterhead, Boston bibb, separated, washed and dried
- 5 oz sliced shiitake mushrooms
- 4 scallions, diced
- 1/2 cup Stir Fry Sauce
- 1 Chicken ...
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Cookie Program Facts:
• Girl Scouts begin door-to-door sales on Saturday, January 8 with deliveries beginning the third week in February. Girl Scout booth sales being Friday, February 18. The Girl Scout Cookie Program ends Sunday, March 13.
• There are eight great varieties of cookies to choose from and the cost remains $3.50 per box.
• This year, we are proud to celebrate the 35th birthday of the Samoa, a caramel, coconut and chocolate-topped
vanilla cookie. It’s the second most popular Girl Scout cookie!
• Other favorites include Thin Mints, Trefoils ...
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