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11.6.16

Love #Lego? @ldcatlanta is looking for Atlanta area kids to join the 2016 Creative Crew

We really love the LEGO brand at our house.  We have lego toys, lego movies, we go to Legoland Discovery Center when we can. I know LEGO is a popular brand, so I wanted to share this with you all.  This is not a sponsored post, just me sharing a pretty cool thing for a few lucky children!  
Will your child enter?



LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta seeks area kids to serve on 2016 Creative Crew
Attraction’s Master Model Builder searching for artistic, LEGO® fanatics to join his team of junior Model Builders

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta is seeking 12 new children between the ages of 5-12 years old to serve on its Creative Crew for 2016! Aries Viera, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta’s Master Model Builder, is looking for fellow creative minds to join his specialized team of junior Model Builders. Creative Crew members will have access to special events, provide insight on future activities at the attraction and be part of a group of opinion-leaders who will lead LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta into the future.

This year’s submission theme is Rio Olympics, so let the games begin!” said Viera. “The Creative Crew plays an instrumental role helping me with the overall vision for the attraction, specifically in the Model Builder Academy. Our team is always so impressed with the amount of talent and artistic ability the panel brings to the table, and we can’t wait to meet the newest members to work alongside of in 2016!”

The children selected to serve on the Creative Crew will receive the royal LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta treatment, including a seat on the panel for one year. Creative Crew members will also receive a special name tag and Creative Crew t-shirt, as well as an Annual Pass for the center, granting them free visits for an entire year. They will also be invited to participate in special events with Aries, help drive programs and builds at the center and be an integral part of the attraction!

“Rio Olympics” LEGO® Build Rules

The Olympic creations must be 3D and no larger than six inches in width and length, but the build may certainly be smaller. Contestants are free to follow their imagination and create anything from a soccer field, to a favorite athlete, to a gold medal – the possibilities are endless! Please note Olympic rings will NOT be accepted. Parts from sets are allowed but submissions cannot be assembled sets. All submissions must be an original creation, so entrants are encouraged to use their creativity to design something gold-medal worthy!

How to Apply for a Spot on the Creative Crew

Submissions must be from children who are 5-12 years old and live in, or are able to travel to, the Atlanta area for regular events throughout the year. Those who wish to enter the Creative Crew 2016 contest can submit a picture of their Olympic build by email to LDCAtlantaContests@gmail.com now through June 22, 2016. All submission emails must include one clear picture of the child with their Olympic build, the child’s first and last name, the child’s age and an email and a parent or guardian phone number.

How Voting will Occur

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta will upload all of the submission pictures into the “Rio Olympics 2016 Creative Crew Submission” album on the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta Facebook page on June 23. From June 23-30, voting will take place on Facebook. Each “like” that the original picture in the album gets counts as one vote for that child’s submission. Voting will close at midnight on June 30. The top 12 pictures with the most likes from the Facebook album will be the new Creative Crew members. The winners will be announced on July 1, and all gold-medal winning builds will be displayed on the Cool Creations wall throughout the summer!

For any questions regarding the contest or submissions, please contact LDCAtlantaContests@gmail.com or visit www.legolanddiscoverycenteratlanta.com/atlanta

10.6.16

Food to Go Containers from Trudeau Fuel line #FathersDay

Do you have someone on your Fathers Day shopping list that is hard to buy for?
I know with my list it is pretty much just get what I think would be a hit and hope that they don't already have it ! When I saw the new (to me) products from Trudeau's Fuel line, I knew I had a hit.  I thought at first I would be using it for a "back to school" idea, but when my husband saw me taking it out of the box, he was oohing and ahhing over it for him.  (He takes his lunch with him to work each day, so this ended up being a great Fathers Day gift that he will be unwrapping soon enough!)
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Having worked with Trudeau in a review before, I should have not been shocked at the quality in these products.   They are the real deal!   I have looked at purchasing bento style boxes for Broxton's lunch, but when I start to check them out in the store, I realize that they are usually of a cheaper quality. Not the case here!
Get a full four-course meal with the FUEL Bento Box. This flexible, multifunctional container is perfect for designing a well-balanced meal and allows for some creative and delicious food pairings. The removable inner partitions provide clean separation between food items. Use this all-in-one container to pack fruits, veggies, proteins, salty snacks, or a sweet treat. Microwave safe, so you can heat conveniently heat up your meal. MSRP $16.99
Regular plastic containers and cutlery don’t exactly have the best lifespan as they become cloudy, scratched and degraded, making them more likely to leach chemicals into food. The 34 oz. capacity FUEL Food to Go Container is a sturdy, BPA free case that can hold both light and hearty meals, making it a breeze to take a fulfilling lunch to work or school. The container comes equipped with a removable cutlery case that contains a strong reusable fork and knife so you’ll never forget to take utensils with you. Microwave and dishwasher safe. MSRP $9.99

Making sure you and your family get the appropriate serving of vegetables on a daily basis can be a challenge, but FUELSalad on the Go makes packing a salad easier and tastier than ever. The container features an integrated ice pack to keep veggies cool, fresh, and crisp. The top lid comes with a salad dressing container that locks right in, making it convenient to pack your favorite dressing without having to worry about a mess. MSRP $15.99 

For all ages, dipping veggies or crackers into sauces, spreads, and dips makes healthy snacks much more enjoyable and tasty. The FUEL Snack'n Dip comes with a 5 oz. container to store snacks and a 2 oz. dipping compartment, making it easy to take nutritious treats on the go. A handy spreader is included snaps into the inner lid when not in use. From hummus and carrots to guacamole and chips to apples and peanut butter, the snacking options are endless! MSRP $4.99
This “perfect sized” Condiment Set includes three colored containers that are great to hold salad dressings, condiments, sauces, dips, nuts, etc. Each has a 1.5 oz. capacity. Great to manage meal sizes and snack portions. Leak-proof and BPA free. MSRP $5.99
The multipurpose 12 oz. FUEL Food’N Beverage container carries it all. It is made to hold both liquids and solids: soups, stews, fruit salad, snacks, and even beverages. Its sturdy double wall construction prevents spillage, while the lid doubles as a bowl or serving cup and the mid section can be used as a snack container. Its double wall construction allows for no heat retention and is also microwave safe. Perfect for storing small bites and a quick sip during sporting events, a walk in the park, or on the morning commute. MSRP $9.99


As I said, this is going to be used daily since my husband will be using it for work.  I figure with him, he will be putting it to the test as far as durability.  (Rough and rugged is an understatement!!!)  I thought that all of the products were pretty awesome, but the thing that both of us loved the most was the fact that the food to go container comes with cutlery included.  (He was shocked with that, as he seems to forget his silverware about half the time when taking food that needs it!)  They also have where you can purchase just the cutlery, but I love that it is made with this set, so you can't forget it.

I see us having to order more, especially when Broxton starts back to school.  I see that he will be wanting the food n' beverage, especially for colder days when he can take a soup!!!    I also believe that he will be asking for the snack n' dip for his carrots and ranch!   In all seriousness, I see that this will be something that both my boys will want, so we for sure will need to add more to our collection.
Head on over to Trudeau to see what all they carry. They have this whole Fuel line that I mentioned above, but they also have other products as well.  (Water bottles and lunch bags, just to name a few!) I really love the sleek look of the kiwi / white color combination, but they also offer raspberry too. Again, I have been really impressed with the whole line of products from Trudeau.
If you are looking to get a great Fathers Day gift for the man in your life that takes his lunch to work, or if you are looking ahead for back to school, head to the store and see what all they carry. 


Click here to see how to find out if a product is sold near you!  

9.6.16

Photo Books make great gifts for all occasions!

I have been a lover of photography my whole life. I have tons of photos and while they are not organized, I love looking at all of my pictures and remembering the day they were taken. Some are in boxes, some are in my lazy version of a scrapbook and there are more and more on my computer that I have never printed.  I knew that I was slacking in the scrapbook department, so I wanted to print a mini yearbook / scrapbook for Broxton for each year he is in school. (At least the younger years where I am at school a good amount of the time.)  I was able to get a chance to work with MPIX to print a photo book for us!!!   It was super easy and he was so excited to get it!!!
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I will be honest, I am one of the last ones holding out on digital books (I just love the whole feel of the book in my hand, I am online enough, I don't want to read on a computer type screen!)  As much as I am against digital books, I am SO THANKFUL for digital photography!!!   I take millions of pictures and I know I would just have rolls and rolls of film sitting around if I had to go take them to be developed like back in the day!   While I am not an e-reader, I have decided that I am all about making my photo book online and printing it versus doing it the old fashioned way.
Seriously, think about it...
You can upload your photos, print them, buy a book to put them in, cut them (if you want) then place them in your book.  (Glue, tape, whatever way you use.)
-OR-
You can upload them, move them over to the book online, crop it to the size you want, then order your book and wait for it to be delivered.  Seems to me its easier, and I know it will get done, if I just go ahead and do it online.

He is very excited with his new book.  This is the first page you see when you open it up!

Fathers Day is coming up.
Why not take lots of photos of that special day and make him a Fathers Day book?
If you want him to have a gift to open that day, give him a little certificate telling him patience is a virtue and his gift is being created with love!!!  You could make him a book of that day, of the kids through the years, of a vacation, basically anything and it will be something he can treasure forever!

There are several different layout options you can choose from. 

Graduation just happened.
You could make a book of graduation day and the parties celebrating that milestone.
You could make a photo book of them with their senior friends through the years.  You could even make a book of them with their best friends for them to take if they are leaving and the friends are all headed to different schools.  Hey, you could even make a family album for them to take a piece of home with them as they head to college.

So many options, but the end result is the same.   A quality book that will bring smiles and fond memories for years to come!!!  With MPIX, you get to pick the number of photos you want per page. You can also pick and choose what color you want the background page to be.  His favorite color has been being blue, so we went with neutral colors and of course blue!!!  It was super easy to make the book, just pick your book, upload and go!!!  I had a blast making it for him and I know we will look back with fond memories of his first year of school!!!

Do you make scrapbooks for your children?
Have you ever made a photo book online?

Send them off to school in style!! @Lootcrate makes a great gift #Quest

Do you know someone getting ready to head off to school?  (Seems like the summers just keep getting shorter and shorter!!!!)   Anyways, if you know a cool kid heading to school, look at getting them a subscription box to Loot Crate!!!  We are still amazed each month at the different items that they seem to find that they put in the monthly box!!!  With Loot Crate they will not only get really cool items to decorate their place, they will also be the talk of the town with the clothing items that they include!!!
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I am still completely loving that they guarantee a shirt included in every Loot Crate that they send out.  I love that each month is a theme and they really do make sure you get your monies worth in your order!!!  We have been lucky enough to review both the Loot Crate and the Level Up subscriptions, so I can tell you...  awesome items!!!

In the Level Up subscription, this long sleeved t-shirt was included. I was not familiar with it (lucky for me, the shirt had the name of the movie on the inside of it. Also, they include a brochure that tells you what all is in there.)  I went to my friends to get their opinion on this.  I - had - NO - IDEA that The Princess Bride was such a classic movie for so many of my friends and family!!!   I was one of the very VERY few that had never seen it.  Don't worry, we have since changed that.  (Thanks so much, Netflix!  I am no longer shunned by my friends!)   


Another item in the Level Up order were Star Trek leggings.  Now, I will go ahead and admit right now.  Not a Star Trek fan. Never have been, doubt I ever will be.  I do think these leggings are cute, but just not my style.  I know many would love them, just not for me.  Not to worry though, because when I saw the next item in there, it made up for it all!!!!!  

THE GOONIES!!!! Yep!! They had a goonies t-shirt in there.  I am so excited about this one here.  You have no clue!!!!! Besides the cool factor of it, it is super soft!!!  Score a big one there!

This 20 sided Die Ice Mold was included in the Loot Crate.  I have no clue where it is from, but I honestly don't care.  I think it is super cool and I can not wait to surprise Broxton with some funky ice soon!!!  It just yells summer time fun!  

I hate to admit this one, but we have never seen the show VIKINGS - It was renewed for Season 5, so it must be pretty cool  All I know is that Broxton's school are the Vikings, so I am going to find a cool way to work this in for a back to school treat for him. 

There were other items in both of the subscriptions, but these were the main items I thought I should focus on this time around.  With the passing of David Bowie, I thought it was nice they added this shirt in the box.  (Another movie that I guess I need to add to my list to see at some point.)  

Do you do subscription boxes?  Out of everything mentioned above, which items did you like the most? I am thinking about possibly hosting a giveaway for you to win one of the items that they sent me.  Just wondering your thoughts!!! (It will not be the Goonies shirt, that is for sure!)  

8.6.16

Cool down and enjoy the beverages from @CascadeIceWater #recipe

It is officially summer here!  Yep, the temperature keeps rising, the sun is shining.  I have already had my "its summer cold"  I think we are good to go!   When it gets hot, I like to try and keep cool as much as possible. We try to stay hydrated, but this family right here is not the best at drinking, so we try to make sure to have fun treat style drinks as well.  Today on the blog, I am sharing a couple recipes from Cascade Ice to make fun tasting beverages this summer. ( I am sure you can mix it up and a little extra to it to make adult cocktails too, they all sound great!)  

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Here are the recipes from Cascade Ice 


Melon Mixer
Pour 3oz of Cascade Ice Blueberry Watermelon.
Add 1oz of club soda.
Add several slices of watermelon and blueberries and stir to release the fresh flavor. Voila!

Pomegranate Icer
Pour 4oz of Cascade Ice Pomegranate Berry
add 1oz of Cascade Ice Strawberry Lemonade into a glass with crushed ice.
Top if off with fresh pomegranate seeds for the perfect touch and serve!

Coco-Lemonade
Start with a chilled glass full of ice
add 3oz of Cascade Ice Coconut
add 4oz of Cascade Ice Lemonade
Garnish with sliced lemons and a sugar rim.

Out of the recipes listed, which would you be most likely to try first?

Spend the day at @ZooATL

I am not sure about where you live, but around here we are officially in SUMMER BREAK mode.  I know some parents try to plan out the whole summer, others just go with the flow.  I am not judging either type, as I know you as a parent know whats best for your situation and your family.  That being said, we try to plan a few things...  KEY WORD IS TRY.  One thing we plan each year is Vacation Bible School, another we try to do is something fun and this year we will be hitting up Zoo Atlanta. Other than that, we just sort of let summer be full of random lazy days and adventure when we can.
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We have been to Zoo Atlanta numerous times and no matter how long (or short) it has been between visits, we always have a great time.  If you live in or near Atlanta, you need to make a day trip to the zoo!!!  If you aren't local, why not plan a vacation here.  You can make it a short one and hit a few spots or you can make it a bit longer.  There is so much to do, so you can really customize the vacation to fit your family desires as far as things to do and budget.  


Right before school let out, we had a field trip to the zoo.  The kids (all first graders) had a blast and it was nice having them get to see the animals and have fun. I did notice that there were high schools there also on field trips, so honestly it is for all ages!!!! 

Another time, our local MOMS group had a play date at the zoo.  I thought it was nice for us, since Broxton was in school and just Savannah and I went to enjoy a little girls time with the other moms and their young children.  
Have you ever gone on a day date?  Marc and I went once when Broxton was in school.  It's actually a totally different experience to visit the zoo as adults with no children to keep an eye on!!!  You can enjoy taking your time, reading the signs and photographing the different exhibits!!!!

What I love about our Zoo is that you can bring a picnic in and sit down and enjoy it at the park. Note- no glass, no straws and no alcohol.   Don't worry, they also have eating places where you can purchase a snack or a meal or just a drink while you are there.  
I will offer one piece of advice, purchase your tickets online!!!  They have several options and by looking online at your convenience you can see what works best for you.  

Have you ever been to Zoo Atlanta?   What is your favorite animal to see at any zoo???

7.6.16

Grab your children and get to playing outside!!!!

Outdoor play is very much needed for all children.  The following post is from an email I received about Special Needs children benefiting from outdoor play, but I honestly feel that this is good to know for all children.  That being said, get up, get out and PLAY!!!!!   Head outdoors, the yard, the park, somewhere soon!!!!  



LET THEM PLAY! CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS BENEFIT FROM OUTDOOR PLAY
The Episcopal Center for Children, A Nonprofit Organization in DC, Offers Tips for Getting Kids Outside

WASHINGTON – Getting children with special needs outside is important for their development and growth, says the staff at the Episcopal Center for Children, a nonprofit organization that assists elementary and middle school aged children with special needs.
It improves coordination and motor skills. Many children with special needs have developmental delays. Playing outside can improve flexibility, muscle strength, and coordination. It can also help them improve body awareness, motor skills and balance. 
Outdoor play builds self-esteem and improves behavior. As children overcome obstacles and improve physical skills, their feelings of self-confidence and self-esteem go up. They experience personal satisfaction and accomplishment, which builds their confidence in other areas.
They improve their social skills. Playing outside gives children with special needs opportunities to share, deal with conflict and work together – but in a low-stress and fun environment.
They advocate for themselves. When these children learn and explore, they often overcome challenges and acquire new skills. This promotes self-advocacy, resiliency, and self-confidence.
Their health improves. Playing outside makes children fitter and leaner. It also boosts their immune systems and raises Vitamin D levels, which many children today are deficient in.
It increases their attention span and problem-solving skills. Children who play outside can increase their attention spans and problem-solving skills. They also tend to have more creative imaginations.
Playing outside lowers stress. Outdoor play reduced stress and lowers a child’s risk for anxiety and depression. It can also ease some symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Getting your child outside may be easier than you think. “Make sure your child gets at least 15-30 minutes of outdoor play each day,” said Dodd White, president and CEO of ECC. “If you live in an apartment building or don’t have a yard, try to get to a neighborhood park a few times a week, and leave your technology at home or turned off.”
Other suggestions are:
- Pack up a “healthy picnic” and enjoy family time outside at an area park.
- Paint a rock garden and put it outside. Visit the garden and play with it.
- Join a recreational sports team or community activity that gets your child outside and playing.
- Encourage your child to act out stories or make up their own. Maybe they can put on a play outside for you to watch.
If you have a limited amount of time available for outdoor play, use a visual cue like a timer, to ease the transition when it’s time to go home.
“A child with special needs may need structure and supervision but you don’t want to excessively hover over them while they are playing,” said White. “Part of the benefit of outdoor play is getting to explore and be creative. So be observant and keep your child safe, but try to give your child some breathing room and keep it fun.”
The Center needs a new playground and is currently raising $30,000 as part of its “Let Them Play!” campaign, which kicks off on June 2, 2016 during DoMore24, a 24-hour day of giving in the Washington, DC metro area for nonprofits organized by the United Way of the National Capital Area. A YouTube video is available.
“We have a beautiful and historic Northwest D.C. campus, but the playground structures we inherited are old and need replacing,” said White. “The children enjoy time outside now in our school garden and play games in the field, but we are eager to get a play structure built for our students, so they can reap more of the benefits of playing outdoors.”
About the Episcopal Center for Children
The Episcopal Center for Children is a private nonprofit, nondenominational day treatment facility for emotionally troubled children and their families from the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  Accredited by the Joint Commission, the Center offers a day treatment program for children who are 5-14 years old, and focuses on enabling children to return to the public school and the community, while being able to re-engage with their families and build a positive future for themselves.  More information is available at www.eccofdc.org.

Mommy Camp? Farm Week? Help from the Bubble Guppies!!!

You know what I have started noticing more and more, thanks to Social Media?  Mommy Camps!! In case you don't know, let me share with you!   Some moms have started doing themed weeks.  You pick a subject and do different activities to go along with the theme for the week.  Sort of like a summer camp at home.
I recently received the new Bubble Guppies DVD - Fun on the Farm and it would be great to tie in to a Farming week. You could read books about farming, watch this DVD, try to plan a garden at your house and if you look online, you might be able to find a farm near you that will allow you to take a little "Field trip" to work into the fun week!!!! 
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Bubble Guppies fans won't want to miss this new collection of fantastic farm-themed episodes in Bubble Guppies: Fun on the Farm, which hits shelves May 10. This new collection explores the world of farming as the Bubble Guppies meet new animal friends like Bubble Kitty and Spring Chicken, and join in exciting farm events like the Cowgirl Parade. In the five featured episodes, the Bubble Guppies meet new friends that oink, moo and buzz, having tons of farming fun along the way.
Bubble Guppies: Fun on the Farm includes the following episodes:
  • Have a Cow!              
  • The Cowgirl Parade!             
  • The Spring Chicken is Coming!                     
  • The Bubble Bee-Athalon!                   
  • Bubble Kitty!             
Running Time: 120 Minutes
Audio: English, Spanish and French audio tracks
S.R.P.: $15.99

Have you heard of Mommy Camp?  
Do you host a mommy camp for your children?

6.6.16

Blast to the past with TMNT

In case you did not know it, those Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have just released a movie in the theaters!!! It came out on June 3rd.  For those of us that just can not seem to find time to get to the theater (or those that like the animated turtles more) you can rest assured, you are being looked after too!!! Nickelodeon has recently released a new DVD - Blast to the Past!!!!  
I don't know about you, but I really love the graphics on this cover!!!!  Don't the turtles just look like FUN????

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles find themselves on the adventure of a lifetime when they accidentally time travel back to the Jurassic Era in Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past. During the 2D-animated special, the Turtles encounter friendly dinosaurs from the past and dangerous aliens from the future who have a nefarious plan of their own. Using their ninja skills and having some fun along the way, the four brothers must find a way to save the day and get back home. This special DVD comes with a fun Nick Bonus Disc (while supplies last) and kicks off the"Year of the Turtle" leading up to the 2016 theatrical release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows!  
 
Turtle fans can experience even more dinosaurs with Playmates' popular Half-Shell Heroes toy line.
 
Do you have any of the Turtles Toy Line yet??
We have a few and it seems like they are good about releasing more to keep the kids entertained  perfect for entertainment over the summer!!!

Know a #ZulilyCutie ? Enter the contest!!!

Do you think you have a #zulilycutie in your life??  Well, if so, you are in luck!!! Zulily is looking for the first ever official #zulilycutie and its pretty simple to enter.   Good Luck!!!  

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Here are some of the details:

Who - YOU
What - Official #ZulilyCutie campaign 
When - June 6th - 17th
Where - Social Media
Why -  Zulily is looking!!!!  


So, what is a #zulilycutie? 
It’s an adorable kid with a unique style, personality and sense of fun. Above all, we’re looking for a cutie who embodies our zulily spirit. At zulily, what makes us unique is our use of real people as models to tell a story around the products our customers love. Our models are every day you and me, unique in all the best ways!

The winner of The Official #zulilycutie Contest will receive:
·         A trip to zulily headquarters in Seattle, WA for a photo shoot featuring the cutie, which will be used in an upcoming zulily campaign.
·         Featured images and posts across zulily’s social media channels.
·         A feature post on zulily’s blog, The Find, which is our daily dose of behind-the-scenes, the newest looks, and interesting content.
·         A zulily shopping spree!
·         The opportunity to take over zulily’s Instagram account with their photo shoot pics from the day.


Think you have the FIRST EVER OFFICIAL #Zulilycutie ??
If so, head on over to their site to the Contest Blog Link.  

Cirque du Soleil is back with #TORUK

I have been lucky enough to see a Cirque du Soleil show in the past.  Let me just tell you this, if you have never seen a show, you need to go ahead and put that on your bucket list now.  It is amazing. There really are no words to describe it other than awesome, so I will just have to leave it at that.  
I received the email about this and wanted to share with you all. Let me know if you have ever been to a show.  Awesome, right??   The information below is about the new performance headed to the Atlanta area. 


Image credit- TORUK

FOR SEVEN PERFORMANCES ONLY
JUNE 15 – JUNE 19, 2016

ABOUT TOURK:
TORUK – The First Flight, inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR, a live experience by Cirque du Soleil®, envisions a world beyond imagination set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film. The word Toruk, in the Na’vi language, refers to the great leonopteryx, the mighty red and orange predator that rules the Pandoran sky. Central in Na’vi lore and culture, this fascinating creature is crucial to the Na’vi clans’ sense of destiny and interconnectedness – and is about to be ridden for the very first time by a Na’vi.

TICKET INFORMATION
TORUK – The First Flight will be presented at the Infinite Energy Arena on June 15-19, 2016. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/toruk.
Tickets range from $34.50 - $125

Follow us on Facebook  and Find us on Twitter with #TORUK

Cirque du Soleil
TORUK – The First Flight is Cirque du Soleil’s 37th production since 1984. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 155 million spectators in more than 300 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.
For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit https://www.cirquedusoleil.com.
Image credit - TORUK 


Show Schedule (June 15-19):
• Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30pm
• Thursday, June 16  at 7:30pm
• Friday, June 17 at 7:30pm
• Saturday, June 18 at 4:00pm and 8:00pm
• Sunday, June 19 at 1:30pm and 5:30pm


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5.6.16

Gardening Classes offered from @pikenurseries this june. Check it out!!!

If you are near any of the Pike Nurseries locations, you might want to check this out.  I received this email and wanted to share,  This is not a sponsored post.
Image Credit- Pike Nurseries 


Pike Nurseries to host gardening classes in June.  FREE classes are in full bloom at local garden center.  

Planting and Growing Marigold Seeds - Kids Class with Make & Take Project!
Wednesday, June 8 at 9 a.m. at all Pike Nurseries store locations
*This class costs $3 per child (Cost includes potting soil, marigold seeds and 4-inch pot)
School may be officially out for summer, but there are plenty of ways to keep kids learning outside the classroom! Gardening is a great outdoor activity and gives young ones the chance to learn more about the natural environment and an opportunity to play in the dirt! During this fun, family-friendly class, attendees will learn how to plant marigold seeds in a pot. Considered one of the most popular summer flowers, marigolds make a cheerful statement in the garden, showcasing bright yellow, orange and copper colors. After learning how to plant and care for this summertime showstopper, kids will be able to take home their marigold and watch it grow!

Growing Crape Myrtles Class
Saturday, June 11 at 9 a.m. at all Pike Nurseries store locations
*Customers who attend this class will enjoy 15 percent off selected items!
Crape Myrtles are a Southern garden staple. These easy-care trees thrive in heat and humidity, boasting a bold pop of white, pink, lavender, purple or red in the landscape for months and months, which is why they’re nicknamed “the 100 day tree.” During this class, guests will learn all about the different varieties, proper care maintenance and best pruning practices for Crape Myrtles.

Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies - Kids Class!
Wednesday, June 22 at 9 a.m. at all Pike Nurseries store locations
*Customers who attend this class will enjoy 15 percent off selected items!
During this fun and informative class designed especially for kids, Pike Nurseriesgarden experts will teach families about the benefits of attracting pollinators – like hummingbirds and butterflies – to the garden! Whether guests are avid wildlife watchers or little nature-lovers just getting started, Pike Nurseries has expert advice on how to create a welcoming habitat for these feathered and fluttering friends with food, water, shelter and sunlight.

Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies Class
Saturday, June 25 at 9 a.m. at all Pike Nurseries store locations
*Customers who attend this class will enjoy 15 percent off selected items!
The beautiful sights and sounds of hovering hummingbirds and fluttering butterflies can really bring a garden to life! They also serve as powerful pollinators, moving pollen from plant to another to encourage healthy growth of flowers, fruits and vegetables. To help customers create their own “buzz-worthy” backyard, PikeNurseries experts will discuss key tips and tricks for attracting a colorful flurry of activity to the home landscape in no time!

For more information on the FREE gardening classes and events offered at PikeNurseries, please visit http://www.pikenursery.com/pages/pike-classes-events.


 
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