May 17, 2013
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- Gel Boards
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- Mini Pancake Kabobs
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- Getting Ready for Spring/Summer Outdoor Fun
- chicken pesto pasta salad
- Coupon Organization
- Romp n' Roll Summer Class Special!
- Summer Camp Guide 2013
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I Think It Is Time For Summer...
This is from my kids :)
Meet Heather Johns , Founder Kids Dine Free
What is KidsDineFree and how did it all come about?
KidsDineFree.net is the fun, affordable way for families to eat out and enjoy the dining experience without breaking the bank. The KidsDineFree card entitles patrons to free kids' meals at over 520 participating restaurants throughout Richmond, Williamsburg, VA Beach, Southwest VA, and South Florida. For every full priced paying adult entree or combo, and the presentation of your KDF card, the patron will receive a free kid's meal. The beauty of the KidsDineFree card is the convenience factor ...
Step 1: Measure approximately 5-6 ounces of hair gel and mix in as much glitter as you want!
Step 2: Pour mixture into a clear food storage bag and get as much air out as possible and seal bag.
SOME MORE INFORMATION ON THE PROGRAM
- You can sign the kids up at multiple centers but you will need to create another account. Only one unique email address can be used to open an account, so you will need to register with another email address.
- If ...
Perfect for Mother's Day!
You will need:
Tooth picks or skewers
- Prepare pancake batter as stated on box.
- Gather topping and cook, wash, slice as needed.
- Heat skillet and cook pancakes as directed on package. We made "bite-size" pancakes, about 2 inches wide - some plain and some chocolate chip ...
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Macaroni Kid delivers great information right to your inbox each week - local event listings, activities and crafts for your kids, book reviews, local business information, and more! So why isn't everyone subscribed? Macaroni Kid National thought that maybe a contest would help, and not just any contest - a contest where you could win an iPad Mini!
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It's been a long winter for some of us in northern climates, but it looks like it's finally spring and time to get ready for outdoor activities.
Here’s part of my spring to-do list to help you get ready for kid-friendly outings.
- Check “spring” jackets and rain coats to see if they fit.
- Check out last year’s rain boots and try them on.
- Locate ball caps and sun hats.
- Spend some time with your kids trying on summer shoes, t-shirts, and shorts to ...
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 box elbow or spiral macaroni
- Grape Tomatoes
- Black Olives
- Red Onion
- Olive Oil
- Pesto Sauce Packet (I use Knorr’s)
- Make pasta according to instructions. Drain pasta and cool with cold water.
- Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and ½ tablespoon garlic to frying pan and cook chicken to temp and no longer pink in the center. I actually cut my chicken into small cubes before cooking. Let chicken cool.
- Add ½ cup olive oil and package of Pesto sauce in a large bowl ...
Young & Frugal In Virginia
Most people have trouble with organization. Being organized is key if you want to save money. There is no right or wrong way to organize coupons-it is what works best for you!
I started out with a small coupon organizer that you can pick up at the dollar store but I ran out of room quickly so I upgraded to the binder method!
This binder is my life now!
I bought this binder back in 2010 for $9.99 at Target. I love it because of the front ...
Welcoming HATTheatre This Week
Summer Camp Guide 2013
Here is your first look at our Summer Camp Guide! This will be growing in the coming weeks as some are still gathering their info! I think you will be pleased with the great assortment we are offering! Take some time to see what is happening this summer for your kids!
This may make life a little easier -
View months worth of Family Friendly events and activities in a quick and easy calendar format!
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NOMINATE YOUR MAY 2013 TEACHER!I have tremendous respect for this noblest of professions. I know how hard teachers work - the extra hours, the concern for students, the dealings with parents, ... it is not an easy job. However, it is rewarding beyond belief! The chance to make a difference in a child's life makes it all worth while!
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- Family dinner for 4 and milkshakes at CFA Short Pump Crossing- enter with a comment here sharing your favorite food to eat. Be sure to let CFASPC that you are a Mac Kid fan if you are on Facebook
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365 Days of Gifts from My Nonverbal Daughter
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Where:Studio Four:Ershter Vals and Chasing CelloRichmond Ballet Studio TheatreWhen: 7:00 PMWho: allHow:Purchase online at ETIX.com or call 804-344-0906 ex.224Cost: $20 and upFor more info: Next Up:
The Enchanted Toy Shop BalletThe School of Richmond Ballet EnsemblesRichmond Ballet Studio TheatrePerformances on May 18th at 1 and 3pmTickets are $10Purchase through the Richmond Ballet Box Office at 407 East Canal Street or by calling 804-344-0906 ex.224
What differentiates humans and robots? Explore what it means to be human by examining how lifelike machines emulate four major categories of human capabilities: moving, sensing, thinking and being. Take a closer look into robotics, computer science and biomedical engineering as you encounter interactive components, videos and much more!
Where: Science MuseumWhen: 10:00 AMWho: allHow: just goCost: included with admission, members freeFor more info: ends 9/29
Where:The Shops at Willow LawnWhen: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: allHow: just goCost: freeFor more info:Saturday, May 18th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm;
Where:Virginia Center CommonsFood Court10101 Brook RoadWhen: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: allHow: just goCost: noneFor more info:. Not a member, visit the Guest Services at Virginia Center Commons or www.simonkidgitclub.com for more details.
Where: Carpenter TheaterWhen: 7:00 PM (at 2 pm on Sunday)Who: allHow: tickets neededCost: $26 and upFor more info: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/richmond-symphony-presents-pixar-concert
Chick-fil-A and Tutor Doctor are continuing their partnership to bring you FREE homework assistance in every subject on Tuesday’s and Thursdays from 3:30 – 5:00 PM. It’s the HOMEWORK CLUB! Bring your homework to Chick-fil-A…do it yourself or get help from Tutor Doctor. Everyone finishing their homework will get a free Ice Dream!!Open to all elementary school grades.
Tuesdays -- Parham Road Chick-fil-A 1529 North Parham Road, across from Wal*Mart
Thursdays –Short Pump Crossing Chick-fil-A 3380 Pump Road at Broad StreetWhen: 3:30 AM - 5:00 PM (also on 01/12/12)Who: through middle schoolHow: just goCost: free
Where: Outside Parking Lot, Mall Entrance- Sears Parking Lot
Facebook posts on the Mall’s page will happen every Wednesday at 3pm to confirm the night’s event and the RVA Foodies will post and tweet the event as well.When: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: allHow: just goCost: depends on what you purchaseFor more info: 9/25
Where: Science Museum of VirginiaWhen: n/aWho: allHow: goCost: $9 general admission, $5 for members.For more info: ends 5/24
Where: Science Museum of VirginiaWhen: n/aWho: allHow: goCost: $9 general admission, $5 for members.For more info: ends 5/24
Where:Some Trail HighlightsLumpkin's Slave Jail SiteAfrican Burial GroundCapitol SquareValentine Richmond History Center in Court EndMuseum and White House of the ConfederacyMaggie L. Walker Historic Site in Jackson WardThe Canals, Canal Walk and Browns IslandHistoric TredegarWhen: n/aWho: allHow: just goCost: freeFor more info:Information on the Richmond Liberty TrailFor more information contact Bill Martin, Valentine Richmond History Center, 804.649.0711 x340, or Lesley Bruno, Greater Richmond Chamber, 804.783.9328.
Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 26 - Orchids Galore: A Love of Living Color: Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
Where:Garden Lewis Ginter Botanical1800 Lakeside AveRichmond, VA 23228When: 9:00 AMWho: allHow: goCost: admission
Where: VMFAWhen: 10:00 AMWho: ALLHow: just go!Cost:$15 for adults; $12 for seniors 65+, students with ID, adult groups of 10+, and youth ages 7 – 17; Free for VMFA members, children 6 and under, and active-duty military personnel and their immediate families.For more info:The exhibition has been critically acclaimed with Art Actuel writing: “Tom Wesselmann is a giant. Finally a superb exhibition that does him justice” and the Montreal Gazette talking of “Tom Wesselmann’s Pop Art: Powerful Crowded Canvases.” VMFA will be the only East Coast venue for this landmark exhibition.
Where:St. Anthony’s Maronite Catholic Church4611 Sadler Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060When: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (sunday till 8 pm)Who: allHow: just goCost: free entryFor more info: ends 5/19
Where:Downtown riverfront around Brown’s IslandWhen: 5:00 PMWho: allHow: just goCost: free to watchFor more info: http://www.dominionriverrock.com/schedule/
Where:River City SegsRichmond, VAWhen: 5:00 PMWho: Must be at least 14 & 100lb. If Under, 18 must be accompanied by an adult.How: callCost: $For more info: Call 804-343-6105
Where: Powhatan County FairgroundsWhen: 5:00 PM (times vary)Who: allHow: just goCost: $6For more info: 5/19
5/17 Shaka Smart Appearing
5/18 Human cannonball
5/21 teacher appreciation
Where: DiamondWhen: 6:00 PM (times vary)Who: allHow: just goCost: varies
http://www.milb.com/promotions/index.jsp?sid=t3410For more info: http://www.milb.com/promotions/index.jsp?sid=t3410
Where: Brown's IslandWhen: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: allHow: just goCost: $5For more info:. For more information, call (804) 788-6466.
Where: Swift Creek YMCAWhen: n/aWho: AllHow: just goCost: 20 to run, free to watch
Where:GLEN ALLEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 11101 Mill Road Glen Allen, VA 23059When: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: allHow: just goCost:Free and $5 raffle tickets to show your support & tshirts available for purchase. All proceeds go to The Harlie Fund To register for the 5K & Kids Fun Run go to: www.racerpal.com/races/WeHeartHarlie.htmlFor more info:For more information, please visit "We Heart Harlie" on Facebook or LifeSinceHarlie.blogspot.com
-5K & Kids Fun Run, Bounce House, Face Painting, Zumba, Cotton Candy, Raffle Prizes, Team Adrenaline, Master Cho's Taw Kwon Do
Where: Chesterfield Town CenterWhen: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: allHow: just goCost: freeFor more info: music too
Where: Jack Bourne Park
HanoverWhen: 10:00 AMWho: allHow: just goCost: freeFor more info:- Each ticket purchased comes with a coupon for a free sandwich!Any questions? Contact Melisa Davis-Harris at email@example.com
Where: Short Pump Town CenterWhen: 11:00 AM (again at 1 pm)Who: allHow: just goCost: n/aFor more info: 5/18
Where:Commonwealth Sports Medicine,
4300 Pouncey Tract Rd, Downtown Short PumpWhen: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: allHow: just goCost: n/aFor more info: 5/18
Come bring your kids, and hear the thousands of great stories we have on our shelves.
Where: 11500 Midlothian Tnpk Space 440Richmond, VA 23235804-794-6640When: 11:00 AMWho: younger kidsHow: just goCost: none
Where: Pocahontas State Park
10301 State Park Rd, Chesterfield. 804-796-4255When: 7:00 PMWho: allHow:Concerts range from free-$10 each (ages 10 & under admitted free). Parking is $5 for free events. If you buy your tickets in advance, your $10 ticket covers parking & concert admission; tickets purchased on the day of the show are $10 each + a $5 parking fee. Season tickets are $60.Cost: $10 some are freeFor more info: ends 9/13
Where: Patterson Avenue Baptist Church
4301 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA.When: 2:00 PM - 5:00 AMWho: allHow: just goCost: freeFor more info: 5/19
Where: Henrico TheaterWhen: 2:00 PMWho: allHow: just go, reservations suggestedCost: freeFor more info: http://www.co.henrico.va.us/rec/at-your-leisure-program/familyandfriends.html
Where:Patterson Ave. Baptist Church
4301 pattrson avenRichmond, VAWhen: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: allHow: just goCost: freeFor more info: 5/19
Where:Swift Creek Mill Theatre17401 Jefferson Davis Hwy,
Colonial HeightsWhen: n/aWho: allHow: 804-748-5203.Cost:Grades Pre-K – 310:15 a.m. & 12:00 noon$9.75/ $8.75 group rate - includes lunch
Where: Three Lakes Nature CenterWhen: n/aWho: For all ages.How: goCost: free
- May 14 Laura Ann Singh
- May 21 Olivarez Trio
- May 28 Adrian Duke Duo
Where: Short Pump Town CenterWhen: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: allHow: just goCost: freeFor more info: ends May 28
InnsbrookWhen: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PMWho: allHow: call to rsvp 935 3000Cost: free
Where: Lewis GinterWhen: 5:30 PMWho: allHow: http://www.myticketstobuy.com/event-details.php?event=565&venue=20
if not sold out, you can get at eventCost: $15 and up, each show offers different pricesFor more info: http://www.groovininthegarden.net/
Where: Short Pump - Barnes and NobleWhen: 10:30 AMWho: Children 6 and underHow: go!Cost: free!
Where:Virginia Rep Center114 West Broad Street, RichmondWhen: 7:00 PM (times vary)Who: suggested 16 and upHow: http://va-rep.org/gym.htmlCost: $27 and upFor more info: end june 16
1124 Westbriar DrWhen: 7:30 PMWho: Friday- all
Saturday - AdultsHow: tickets at doorCost: $5 students
Where: City StadiumWhen: 7:00 PMWho: allHow: just goCost: http://www.richmondkickers.com/team/schedule/22375_58092651.html
Where: The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen.When: 7:30 PMWho: allHow: Reservations suggested.Cost: freeFor more info: http://www.artsglenallen.com/
Where: Richmond ColiseumWhen: 7:00 PMWho: allHow: just goCost: varies
7 and up
Where: Pocahantas State Park
ChesterWhen: n/aWho: allHow: just go, call for infoCost: admission to parkFor more info: 804-796-4255 for complete schedule
Where: Walkerton ravernWhen: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: 12 and upHow: Register at www.henricohistoricalsociety.org under the shopping tab.Cost: $21For more info: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Where: Lewis GinterWhen: 10:00 AMWho: allHow: just goCost: Admission will vary but the butterflies are part of it
members freeFor more info: ends 10/13/13
it's a fundraiser for the National Foundation for Transplants /Nicole Fleming Foundation. Our goal is to empower, educate and allow them to indulge in their “guilty pleasures” for an afternoon. We hope that this “celebration of women” will become a tradition for women of the Richmond area. There will impressive vendor displays, decadent sweets, informative presentations, and “live” demonstrations/classes that will awaken your “inner diva”. Bring a BFF, mom, daughter, or any female deserving of a stress free afternoon.
Where:The Links at Virginia Center (Clubhouse) 801 Virginia Center Parkway Glen Allen, VA 23059When: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: allHow: just goCost:Benefits the National Foundation for Transplants /Nicole Fleming Foundation.$5 in advance. Can pay at the doorFor more info:firstname.lastname@example.org://www.glamsgirlsdayout.eventbrite.com
Where: Cosby HSWhen: 7:00 PMWho: allHow: at door or in advanceCost: $8 and upFor more info: Email:email@example.com
The Richmond Coliseum 601 East Leigh Street Richmond, VA 23219 When: 7:00 PMWho: allHow:
To order tickets by phone: 800-745-3000 Online: http://www.ticketmaster.com Cost:
To order tickets by phone: 800-745-3000 Online: http://www.ticketmaster.com
Where:Richmond International Raceway, Inner Track 600 E Laburnum Ave Richmond, VAWhen: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PMWho: allHow:Register for free online at: www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/richmondCost: free
Where: The Landmark TheaterWhen: 6:00 PMWho: Who:The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon’s preschool music group and stars of the hit TV series of the same name, are giving fans one more chance to see them live as they hit the road again for 60 performances on their nationwide concert tour.How: Cost:Tickets range from $25 to $45 (plus applicable fees) and are available at Landmark Theater and Richmond CenterStage Box Offices (Monday through Friday 10 am– 5 pm), etix.com or charge by phone at 1-800-514-ETIX (3849). ADA seating tickets are also available. Children one year and under can sit on a lap for free.Cost: varies see aboveFor more info:Additional info you should know:The Fresh Beat Band’s first-ever primetime concert special will premiere on Sunday, April 21, at 7 p.m.(ET/PT) on Nick Jr. The 30-minute special gives viewers an ll-access pass to The Fresh Beat Band concert with behind-the-scenes footage and more. Fans can watch an exclusive sneak peek of the concert special at www.nickjr.com.Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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