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February 3, 2012


Suki: Here Goes Another Cliche

Viva Finds Unique Freebies

Pam: 18 Rules Of Living
This Week
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(Photos General) Birding_MomandChild.jpgBirds fascinate us with their unique beauty, identifiable songs and personalities but perhaps most intriguing to us is their ability to fly and sometimes use tools. We watch them in our yards, go on birding trips and "collect" sightings in our notebooks. They squabble, coo, pair off, warn each other of danger and forage for food together.

My delight in birds began at my grandmother's Victorian house in Boston where the day began with toast, tea, bird watching and laughter at their antics and little fights. In Connecticut, my parents, in our "new" 300 year old colonial home, opened a wall with a "picture" window that looked out on a euonymous bush where birds gathered for berries, suet and seeds. Always the squirrels horned in. I have lists of birds with dates and where I sighted them stuffed in my Peterson's bird books. A new feeder recently placed outside my office window so far has only attracted raucus jays and a neighbor cat.

You can go crazy over birds and make it an all consuming hobby or you can simply enjoy them in your back yards. Introduce children to them and see where it takes your family! If you would like to learn more about birds, there are some wonderful birding outings that welcome newbies. Try the Santa Cruz Bird Club or Elkhorn Slough Bird Walks.

Or just get out into the woods and beaches to see who's flying around.

Parmalee                              

P.S. Do you have your reservation for Dr. Siegel's talk on "The Whole Brain Child: 12 Strategies to Nurture Children's Developing Minds" ? It's only $5 and will sell out.  Go here for details.

 

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  Suki: Here Goes Another Cliche

(Photos General) SukiRedHead_138.jpgAnother cliché I've heard about parenting is how parents of kids with special needs talk about how brave and inspiring their kids are. It sounds like something people say just to make themselves feel better about how difficult their lives are. Then it happens to you.

SoftballMy daughter declared yesterday that she must sign up for softball. She had said this before, and I had looked into it, then I hid the flyer someplace in my desk. But she said it again, with that determined face that said this was not something I could hope she'd forget. (Lots of parents say things like, "Oh, just ignore it. Your kid will forget about it." They don't have my kid!) So bright and early this morning, we were off to softball try-outs.

I have written about how my daughter loves soccer. But really, she loves all team sports. Not watching them on TV. Not watching other people playing them. She loves them for two reasons: Learning something new, and getting a uniform. Practices, as long as they include learning something new, are fine with her. Games? Well, as far as she's concerned, games exist so .... continued>>>

 

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  Viva Finds Unique Freebies

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Redbox is offering a free DVD rental on Valentine's Day. To get the rental for yourself, visit Redbox's Facebook page on February 14th and fill out a short form. You can also send someone else a free rental- visit their Facebook page now to send a Valentine plus free rental. .... continued>>>

For you pyschology fans, Making Sense of People: Decoding the Mysteries of Personality by Samuel Barondes is free right now on Amazon, and it's reviews are 4 out of 5 stars. I haven't read it yet but it looks pretty interesting- the author breaks down people into 5 personality types and describes how to most effectively interact with each type. It's an Amazon Kindle ebook, but even if you don't own a Kindle you can still enjoy it by downloading it for free to your computer (PC or Mac), iPhone, or iPad. .....continued>>>

 
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  Pam: 18 Rules Of Living

(Photos General) PamCarrico.jpgIssued by the Dalai Lama at the turn of the century, 12 years ago. Timeless rules, they are!

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson

3. Follow the three Rs: 1. Respect for self 2. Respect for others 3. Responsibility for all your actions.

4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.....13 more rules...continued>>>

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Museum Free Days Parenting Workshops Guided Hikes & Park Activities
 

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School Corner

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Cruz Children's School K-6, Open House 2/7

 

Santa Cruz Montessori Pre-8, Cosmic Education 2/8

 

Gateway School K-8, Family Science Night 2/8

 

Chartwell & The New High School K-12, How to Interpret Testing 2/8

 

Kirby 6-12, Cafe Night - An Evening of Exceptional Music 2/10-11

 

Discovery Learning Center, Exploring Home Schooling 2/11

 

Mount Madonna Pre-12, Open House 2/11

 

Santa Cruz Waldorf K-8, Kindergarten Open House 2/11

 

Santa Cruz Waldorf K-8, Open House Grades 2/14

 

Gateway K-8, Open House Grades 2/15

 

Gateway K-8,   Kindergarten Information Night 2/16

 

Bay Federal $1.000 Scholarship Applications Deadline 2/24

 

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Award-winning educator, and child psychiatrist


Daniel J. Siegel, MD


"The Whole-Brain Child:
12 Strategies to Nurture Children's Developing Minds"


February 22, 7pm
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 Star Shows

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Kids Show (5:30pm) February 3, 10, 17 and 24, "Legends of the Night Sky: Orion" This show brings the mythological Orion to life in a fun-filled, animated adventure. Accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse, we follow Orion's adventures as he grows to manhood, battles mythical beasts, foils the plot of an evil king and wins the heart of Artemis, the beautiful moon-goddess. By the end of the story, we learn how the constellation Orion was placed in the sky, forever turning overhead throughout the seasons.  More Information

February 3, 10, 17 and 24, "Natural Selection" This beautiful full dome program expands the scope of typical planetariums shows. "Natural Selection" introduces audiences to the ideas of English naturalist Charles Darwin. Experience the thrill of scientific discovery with Darwin and go on an adventurous voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle, exploring the beauty of nature on the Galapagos Islands. The show features striking imagery of natural scenery and creatures from the ocean to the land. Recommended for mature 4th graders and up. Produced by Mirage 3D.    More Information

Hartnell College, J. Frederic Ching Planetarium, 411 Central Avenue, Salinas


The Santa Cruz Astronomy Club serves all communities in Santa Cruz County, California and neighboring areas. Our emphasis is telescope observing, family participation, and public enjoyment of the wonders of the starry night.  Dates & Locations

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Date: 04/20/2014 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Details: Learn skills for self-reliant living
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