Free Winter Break Crafts

Try a different craft every afternoon during winter break. Children must bring an adult. Come anytime from 1:00 pm- 3:30 PM, December 22-January 2.  No RSVP needed, walk-ins welcome. Donations are appreciated. 12/22- Pinecone bird feeder  12/23- Snowflake suncatcher  12/24- Felt heart project  12/26- Holiday card collage frame 12/29- make butter, try on crackers 12/30-Continue reading “Free Winter Break Crafts”

Everything you ever wanted to know (and didn’t want to know) about Groundhog Day

We’ve finally arrived at my second favorite annual event that elevates goofy-looking animals to celebrity status for a day. That’s right: Groundhog Day! If you will recall from last November, my absolute favorite annual event is the Presidential turkey pardoning. Should you be curious, that spectacle’s origin is well documented in the Pulitzer-quality blog postContinue reading “Everything you ever wanted to know (and didn’t want to know) about Groundhog Day”

What are you doing new year’s eve: artifact spotlight #10

Champagne? Check. Party hat and sparkly dress? Check. Stranger to kiss at midnight? Check. Bring on 1935! Er, I mean 2013! This coming new year will certainly look a lot different than it did 78 years ago, but one element remains the same: movie stars still know how to party. It’s nice to know thatContinue reading “What are you doing new year’s eve: artifact spotlight #10”

Everything you ever wanted to know (and didn’t want to know) about presidental turkey pardoning

Hands down, the annual presidential turkey pardoning is my favorite White House event. There’s something charming about the tradition and it’s hilarious watching people participate and report on the story (like this guy in the photo who looks like he gave a speech to the turkeys). Only since 1989 have turkeys received official ceremonial pardonsContinue reading “Everything you ever wanted to know (and didn’t want to know) about presidental turkey pardoning”