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A New Site in “Sites for Kids”


This is probably the best site that I have found for kids.  It is so much fun!  Even though I added it to my “Sites for Kids” link, it deserved it’s own post.  I have been writing my own silly stories, learning about the history of solitaire and sneakers, guessing flags of the world and so much more.  Ok, it’s actually not only for kids!  You have to check it out.  The design is wonderful and easy to navigate.  Endless hours of fun.  I like it so much I want to start a collection of Chevron cars.  The coloring pages are terrific too.  Don’t forget you can always find it easily by using the button on this blog called “Sites for Kids”.  Have Fun!


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Bible Bee Fall 2009


“The Shelby Kennedy Foundation is preparing to launch the first-of-its-kind, world-class Bible Bee Competition. The competition will begin with Local Contests in communities nationwide on September 12, 2009. The top 100 finalists from each age group will advance to the National Contest in Washington, D.C. to compete on November 5-6, 2009”

Please visit the official Bible Bee website for information on local Bible Bees and how you can be involved and participate.

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Michaels Kids Program “The Knack”


“Michaels new kids’ program, The KnackSM, lets your kids explore their creativity through a wealth of great ideas, projects and crafts designed just for them. And to enhance kids’ creative experience, Michaels offers fun in-store events and activities for kids and their families to enjoy — from The Knack FreeSM Family Events (free to participate) to The KnackSM Saturdays, during which kids ages 5-12 will create their own fun craft for only $5 per child, including supplies. The KnackSM Saturdays have 30 minute sessions at 10, 10:30, 11 or 11:30 am.”  

Click the graphic or here to be directed to Michaels website and their program details.  Make sure to sign up for “The Knack” AND “The Knack Faculty” for great deals and resources.  They will email you a goody for your kids birthday!

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The Home Depot Kids Workshop 11/1

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Study the Universe in Your Home

Microsoft has come out with a wonderful tool to explore the universe.  It is called Worldwide Telescope and it is a web based program and will only run on Microsoft Windows.  

Microsoft’s goal is to appeal to amateur astronomers, teachers and kids, people who might never get a chance to look at the Milky Way through a telescope as large and prestigious as the Hubble or the Chandra. This is a wonderful tool for homeschool families to implement your studies in the universe or astronomy.

Check it out!

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Pirates of Penzance Play

Northwest Savoyards present:  PIRATES OF PENZANCE October 24, 25, 31 November 1, 2, 14, 15, 16

Pirates of PenzanceOctober 24 
October 25
October 26 Matinee 
October 31
November 1 
November 2 Matinee 
November 14 
November 15 
November 16 Matinee 

In The Pirates of Penzance, Frederic was as a child apprenticed to a band of tenderhearted, orphaned pirates by his nurse who, being hard of hearing, had mistaken her master’s instructions to apprentice the boy to a pilot. Frederic, upon completing his 21st year, rejoices that he has fulfilled his indentures and is now free to return to respectable society. But it turns out that he was born on February 29 in leap year, and he remains apprenticed to the pirates until his 21st birthday. By the end of the opera, the pirates, a Major General who knows nothing of military strategy, his large family of beautiful but unwed daughters, and the timid constabulary all contribute to a cacophony that can be silenced only by Queen Victoria’s name.

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Bird Walk


Tuesday, October 21 at 9am Free for all ages

Juanita Bay Park  2201 Market Street, Kirkland

Join East Lake Washington Audubon Society and park rangers to look for birds at Juanita Bay Park. Bring binoculars. Meet 9am in the parking lot.

425-576-8805 for more information


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