Friday, August 5, 2011

Test from the iPad

When i first got the iPad i thought i tried to make a blog post and it was not supported. May be now? This is a test!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Goochland Public Library Free Events


Ice Cream Social Thursday June 9 at 6:00 p.m.
Kick off the Summer Reading Program and enjoy ice cream with us. Ice cream provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Amazing Tales from around the World Saturday June 25 at 10:00 a.m.
Travel around the world using your favorite children’s books. Enjoy global crafts, games, and stories. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

The Diggity Dudes Monday June 27 at 4:00 p.m.
Join the Dudes for a rollickin’ good time with fun, happy music guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Kids will love it and parents will, too!

Mike Klee, Magician Friday July 15 at 10:00 a.m.
Watch in wonder as Mike Klee magically brings some of the most memorable characters from your favorite books to life and uncovers some of the "Amazing Tales" found at your local library.

Rhythms 'round the World Thursday July 21 at 4:00 p.m.
Join a fun musical tour of Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia with musicians Kim & Jimbo Cary. Play along with an Irish jig, a Mexican waltz, an East European frailach, West African dance rhythms, & more!
This performance is sponsored in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts & our Friends of the Library groups.

Game Night for Teens Thursday July 21 at 6:00 p.m.
Calling all teens! Join us for a fun-filled night of your favorite board, Wii and PlayStation2 games.
Pizza and drinks provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Virginia Wildlife Center: "Legends of the Night" Thursday July 28 at 1:30 p.m.
Owls aren't just in books and movies! Meet some of the owls that live around us, learn about these magnificent silent hunters, and find out what brings owls to the Wildlife Center of Virginia. Best for K – 5th, families or mixed-age groups.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Summer 2011 Camps & Enrichment Programs

These are just a few I've been looking at. I know there are tons more...

CAT's Camp at St. Catherine's School in Richmond offers enrichment and sports programs for boys and girls from 3 years old to rising 12th grader's. Their registration begins 2/1.  

University of Virginia Curry School of Education has a number of SEP / summer enrichment programs for rising 5th through 11th graders.

The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg Center for Gifted education offers both Spring and Summer enrichment programs / SEP for rising K and up. 

Maymont Summer Camps: 
https://www.maymont.org/Page.aspx?pid=279

Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center:
http://www.artsglenallen.com/

The Center for Creative Arts at Shady Grove:
http://www.center4creativearts.org/summercamps.html

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Summer Camps:
http://www.lewisginter.org/children/family_programs/investigation_stations.php

School of Performing Arts Richmond (SPARC) http://www.sparconline.org/
Summer 2011 Camps and Workshops:
http://www.sparconline.org/classes/classes_offerings.shtml#1-3

St. Mary's Episcopal on River Road in Richmond http://www.stmarysgoochland.org/ 
Vacation Bible School:  http://www.stmarysgoochland.org/educational/children/documents/REGISTRATIONFORMforVBS2_000.doc


Other on-line lists I've found: 
Richmond Mom dot com's blog has another list: 

Kid Camps dot com

Richmond Parents Monthly:

Feel free to send me more if you'd like and I'll add if I can! 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Taking pictures outside in between the rain drops

What's blooming today that took a good enough picture to post?
Iris

Viola johnny jump ups

Columbine or Aquilegia (deep purple)

Columbine or Aquilegia (baby girl light pink)

Columbine or Aquilegia (deep purple with white)

Grandma just repainted him/her. He was sunbleached.

purple / red / yellow center clematis

purple / red / yellow center clematis

Baptistia or Blue Indigo

Peach and white Iris Grandma Wms bought me a few years back.


I bought a new decoration from Hobby Lobby to sit with the Candytuft & Iris in bloom.

April Flowers Bring... Tornadoes?! How about iris, clematis, wisteria, late daffies?

This weather is crazy in the Southeast right now. While we had a tornado come and supposedly touch down twice within 5 miles of the house, we're a-ok here. As opposed to the people of Alabama where the devastation is incomprehensible. I have a shot of what I saw below. I snapped quickly because I had to get back in the house for safety.

So now that it's starting to clear up out there, I decided to go clip a few flowers outside for the windowsill. I think this one came out the nicest. Enjoy!

I have a few more things to catch up on this week but am looking forward to trying out the new Nikon D5000 and see if I can get some better shots around the gardens this Spring and start blogging again. Wish me luck in making the time.  


Here are some pictures from the Goochland Powhatan Master Gardener Display to promote the Spring Fest that I setup at the local Goochland library.









 

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sports and Enrichment Program Registrations

Wow! It's been awhile since I posted!

So many sport activities available for my kids this year and most all have started registration. So many choices!

Goochland Parks and Recreation has a ton of offerings ranging from basketball to dance to gymnastics to arts and crafts to senior activities and many more! Their Winter/Spring program guide can be found HERE.

Their Mighty Mites basketball program just started and is proving both my kids to be quite good at it. And it is so much fun.  It is offered for 4-5 year olds and 6-7 year olds.

GYAA - Goochland Youth and Athletic Association has their Spring 2011 Baseball and softball registration open, including T-Ball for 5-6 year olds.  I believ their schedule is April - June.

GUSA - Goochland United Soccer Association has their Spring 2011 soccer season registration open. Season runs March - May.  

Our Goochland YMCA has a variety of offerings including a soccer and t-ball / blastball program for 3 and 4 year olds.

SCOR - Sports Center of Richmond: http://www.scor-richmond.com/campsClinics.asp

In addition to that, summer programs and camps are starting to take registrations now or within the next few weeks. Spots can fill up so quick that we need to decide on these things soon!

CAT's Camp at St. Catherine's School in Richmond offers enrichment and sports programs for boys and girls from 3 years old to rising 12th grader's. Their registration begins 2/1.  

University of Virginia Curry School of Education has a number of SEP / summer enrichment programs for rising 5th through 11th graders.

The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg Center for Gifted education offers both Spring and Summer enrichment programs / SEP. 

Maymont Summer Camps at https://www.maymont.org/Page.aspx?pid=279

Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center: http://www.artsglenallen.com/

The Center for Creative Arts at Shady Grove:
http://www.center4creativearts.org/summercamps.html

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Summer Camps:
http://www.lewisginter.org/children/family_programs/investigation_stations.php

There are certainly tons more, especially for the summer but this is where I'm at right now.