September 17, 2013
- Note from the Publisher
- 3rd Annual Costume Swap~October 12th
- Mompreneur of the Week & Giveaway
- This Week's SPECIAL OFFER
- Car Seat Inspections on Seat Check Saturday
- As Seen on TV~Daytime Blue Ridge
- Top Ten Reasons to Camp This Fall
- This Week's Picks
- Plan Ahead
- S'mores Pancakes
- Tennis Ball Leaf Painting
- “Becoming a Love and Logic Parent” ® Classes
Was this past weekend not amazing? It made me remember how much I love this time of year because I am ready for Fall! In fact, I made the mistake of going into Michael's for one very little thing costing about $.95 (a spool of red string to sew a badge on my mini-macs karate uniform, to be exact) and like a kid in the candy store I was magnetically drawn to "Seasonal" section full of fall goodness. Long story short, an hour and $60 later, my house was transformed from summer fun to fall fabulous! Now if I could just stay off Pinterest because, for real, have you seen the ideas for decorating with pumpkins?
And now for this week's scoop~
- Pull out last year's Halloween costumes & get ready for the 3rd Annual Costume Swap
- Meet our Mompreneur of the Week~Jenny Palmer with Younique & be sure to check out this week's Younique GIVEAWAY!
- Find details on where you can get your child's car seat checked on "National Seat Check Saturday"
- Grab this week's special offer from Wombat Wares and stock up on teething necklaces
- As seen on Daytime Blue Ridge~I'm showing off easy and delicious s'mores recipes!
- Top 10 reasons to camp this fall
- Get crafty with this fun tennis ball leaf painting activity
Have a great week!
Peace, love, and Macaroni!
Save the Date!
How does it work? You will need to drop-off your gently worn costume(s) and when you do, you'll pick up a swap ticket that you'll need to bring with you the day of the swap so you can turn that ticket in for ...
Younique with Jenny Palmer
Teething Necklaces from Wombat Wares
And, this week's Special Offer is for a BUY 1, GET 1 FREE~SILCONE TEETHING NECKLACES! Because, let's face it, one just isn't enough!
Check out these awesome colors and you can even do a custom order to get exactly what you want! (Hokie colors ...
from Safe Kids Southwest Virginia
Roanoke will have certified child passenger safety technicians available to provide hands-on instruction on installing car seats and booster seats at the Roanoke Target located on Valley View Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
S'mores S'mores S'mores
Campfire S'mores in a Cone
Are you thinking that camping is only for the summertime? I’m here to tell you that fall is a great time to take to the road and spend a weekend at the campground of your choice. From beautiful foliage to great rates, you can make fall your time to explore the great outdoors.
Top Ten Reasons to Go Camping This Fall
1. Rates- Many campgrounds slash their rates once summer is over and they have closed their extra activities in their park. However, some campgrounds maintain peak season rates ...
Where: corner of Jefferson and McLanahanWhen: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Sunday 1-4pm)Who: all agesHow: n/aCost: freeFor more info: call 342-5770
Where: Roanoke Civic CenterWhen: 8:00 PMWho: all agesHow: tickets available ONLINE and at box officeCost: starting at $20For more info: visit www.roanokeciviccenter.com
Where: Melody Makers - 3540 Brambleton Avenue (across from Advance Auto)When: 10:30 AM (also at 5:10PM)Who: 6-36 month olds and parent or caregiverHow: just drop-inCost: FREE trial classFor more info: email [email protected]
Where: Williamson Road Library, 3837 Williamson RdWhen: 10:30 AMWho: ages 3 and underHow: n/aCost: freeFor more info: call 540-853-2340
Where: Gainsboro Branch Library, 15 Patton Ave NWWhen: 4:00 PMWho: ages 11 and underHow: n/aCost: freeFor more info: call 853-2540
Where: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Huntington Blvd, RoanokeWhen: 11:00 AMWho: all agesHow: n/aCost: free admissionFor more info: visit www.roanokegreekfestival.com
Where: Green Ridge Rec Center, 7415 Wood Haven RdWhen: 5:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: all agesHow: rsvp onlineCost: free for members and $5/non-members or $20/max family rateFor more info: call 777-6311
Where: River Rock Climbing, 806 Wasena AveWhen: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PMWho: kids ages 5-12How: must pre-register by calling 540-685-2360Cost: $20/per child Bricks 4 Kidz only
$50/includes 2 climbing passes, equipment and ONE child in Bricks 4 Kidz
Where: Roanoke Civic CenterWhen: 7:30 PM (doors open 1 hour before game time)Who: all agesHow: tickets available at the door 1 hour prior to game timeCost: adults $5, kids 12 and under free, and VT Tech students and faculty free with valid IDFor more info: visit www.roanokeciviccenter.com
Where: Tanglewood Mall, upper level, across from Chick-fil-AWhen: n/aWho: open to the publicHow: Drop-off for consignors starts Aug 16thCost: free to attendFor more info: visit www.backontherackroanoke.com
Where: Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy VAWhen: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: all agesHow: n/aCost: FREEFor more info: visit website
Where: Elmwood Park, Downtown RoanokeWhen: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PMWho: open to the publicHow: n/aCost: festival is free, music TBAFor more info: call 857-4395
Where: Michael's 1357 Town Square BlvdWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (session start every 30 minutes)Who: ages 3 and upHow: n/aCost: $2/childFor more info: call 540-265-8604
Where: B&N Tanglewood MallWhen: 11:00 AMWho: all agesHow: n/aCost: FREEFor more info: call 540-776-2960
Where: Behind the 460 E Food Lion in Blue Ridge, 221 Welches Run Rd, TroutvilleWhen: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PMWho: all agesHow: n/aCost: Admission is free and wristbands available for $7 to include activities like face painting and hayridesFor more info: contact Jeff Butke at 540-345-1292 or email [email protected]
Where: Historic Roanoke City MarketWhen: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PMWho: all agesHow: n/aCost: freeFor more info: City Market Saturdays
Where: Roanoke Civic CenterWhen: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: all agesHow: cash onlyCost: $5/per person plus $2/skate rental feeFor more info: visit www.roanokeciviccenter.com
Where: Starkey Park, 5701 Crystal Creek Dr. Roanoke, VA 24018When: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: Any mom in the Southwest Roanoke or Salem area who is looking for support from other moms.How: n/aCost: freeFor more info: http://roanokemoms.org/
Where: Mill Mountain Discover CenterWhen: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (REGISTRATION DEADLINE Sept 17th)Who: ages 4 and upHow: register online at www.playroanoke.com or call 853-1236Cost: $6For more info: email [email protected]
Where: Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Ave
Two routes to follow; the family walk is one mile and the extended route is 3.1 miles.When: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM (walk time starts at 2PM)Who: open to the public to come and walkHow: you can register to walk ONLINECost: Cost is free to walk! Donations are appreciated! Free t-shirt for $100 personal donationFor more info: visit website http://www.jdrfgreaterblueridge.org/
Where: Roanoke Civic CenterWhen: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: all agesHow: cash onlyCost: $5/per person plus $2/skate rental feeFor more info: visit www.roanokeciviccenter.com
Where: River Laker Cultural Center, 16 West Marketplace, 16 Church Ave SWWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: geared for kids ages 7-8 and older, and a parent/guardian must stayHow: n/aCost: freeFor more info: visit http://16westmarketplace.com/ or call 632-3305
Where: Mill Mountain ZooWhen: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (Register by Oct 16th)Who: all agesHow: registration required and form can be found ONLINECost:Cost per breakfast:$12/non-member adult$8/non-member child$30/non-member family of 4$6/member adult$4/member child$15/member family of 4For more info: visit www.mmzoo.org
Where: Icimani Adventure Center, 5488 Yellow Mtn RoadWhen: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PMWho: Girls in grades 2-3How: Registration requiredCost: $30 and special pricing available for registered Girl Scouts)For more info: call 540-380-2485 or visit www.bricks4kidz.com/Roanoke-Salem or email [email protected]
Where: Icimani Adventure Center, 5488 Yellow Mtn RoadWhen: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: ages K-5th grade (open to boys and girls)How: Registration requiredCost: $30For more info: call 540-380-2485 or visit www.bricks4kidz.com/Roanoke-Salem or email [email protected]
Where: South County Library, 6303 Merriman RdWhen: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: ages 6-12How: n/aCost: freeFor more info: call 772-2006
Where: Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue,1725 Edwardsville Road,Hardy,VA 24101When: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: ages 5 to adultHow: email [email protected]Cost: $10 registration feeFor more info: visit http://www.rvhr.com/wordpress/2013-clinic-schedule/
Where: Pump It Up Roanoke, Orange AveWhen: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PMWho: Children with special needs and their siblings and familiesHow: Call 540-345-7867 to registerCost: $6.50/childFor more info: call 540-345-7867
Where: Taubman Museum of ArtWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AMWho: parents and little ones ages 18 months and youngerHow: n/aCost: free for members and $5/non-membersFor more info: visit www.taubmanmuseum.org
Where: Roanoke City Fire Station #6, 1333 Jamison Ave, SEWhen: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: anyone with a childseat in their carHow: n/aCost: FREE!For more info: call 540-266-6000 or 853-5785
Where: Raleigh Court Library, 2112 Grandin Rd SWWhen: 10:30 AMWho: ages 5-11How: n/aCost: freeFor more info: call 853-2240
Where: River's Edge Sports Complex, Reserve AveWhen: 9:00 AMWho: all ages welcome!How: register online for the 5K raceCost: 5K race is $25 and kids fun run is freeFor more info: visit www.firedupforacure.com
Where: Former Kroger located at 3419 Orange Ave (460) behind Denny's and KFCWhen: n/aWho: everyone!How: You can register to be a consignor HERECost:
- free to attend
- no consignor fee for regular consignors
- small consignor fee for "full service" optionFor more info: visit www.lfakids.com
Where: LFA Consignment Sale, the former Kroger location, 3419 Orange Ave, behind Denny's and KFCWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: everyoneHow: drop off costume at LFA:
Sept 27 9am-1pm, Sept 28th 10am-4pm, Sept 29th 1-5pm, Oct 7-10th 9am-6pm all daysCost: FREEFor more info: email Jamie at [email protected]
Thursday, October 17 through Sunday, October 20 - How I Became a Pirate ~ Roanoke Children's Theatre
Where: RCT, Dumas Center,108 1st StWhen: Thursday - Sunday ending October 27thWho: all agesHow: Tickets available online or at the box officeCost: tickets start at $12/children and $18/adultsFor more info: visit www.roanokechildrenstheatre.org
- Use your favorite pancake recipe to make the batter.
- Add chocolate chips (semi sweet or milk chocolate, your choice).
- When the pancakes are have been flipped and almost done, add one ...
- Tennis balls
- Cardstock or construction paper
- Leaf template (find templates by searching the internet)
- Newspaper (optional)
from Smart Beginnings Roanoke
Learn how to:
- Show your child that whining and arguing does not pay
- Put an end to misbehavior in public
- Smooth out mornings and bedtimes
- Calm sibling bickering
- Take the battle of of meal times, toothbrushing, bathing, etc.
- Solve many other parenting issues
Where: Grandin Court Baptist Church, 2660 Brambleton Ave., Roanoke, VA 24015
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