Friday, January 7, 2011 “Safe and Fun Stuff to do with the Family”
From Homeless to Household Name
If you’ve ever doubted that God can change your life…just look at the story of Homeless former radio announcer, Ted Williams. Just a couple days ago he made his living by standing on the side of a road in Ohio holding up a piece of cardboard that said, “I have a God given gift of voice and have fallen on hard times…” He had a drug and alcohol problem and lost his family and his job. He lost everything. But, someone cared anyway. A newspaper reporter that passed by him decided to document Ted’s story. He took a video, put it on the local newspaper’s website and it went viral. Now he has job offers from the Cleveland Cavaliers and the NFL! He credits his new found relationship with God for the turnaround. All because someone stopped to care. It’s a modern day Good Samaritan Story. Makes you think twice next time you drive pass someone holding up a cardboard sign.
Safe and Fun Stuff to do with the Family
Take the kids to a Rodeo! The Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Circuit will be at George Mason University Patriot Center Jan 7-8 at 7:30pm. Watch some of the world’s best take on some of the world’s fiercest bulls. Click here for more information
National Building Museum is great place to take kids on cold winter days. It’s a large area where kids can play, build, and knock things down. They have a special exhibit called LEGO Architecture: Towering Ambition. See fifteen famous buildings from around the world made entirely from LEGO bricks by architect Adam Reed Tucker. $5, children 3 and under free. National Building Museum Website
Connections: MORE Science and Music. Learn about endangered species, synapses, neurons, and condensation in this fast-paced, multimedia performance by NSO musicians. The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC. 1:30 & 4 pm. Ages 9 and up. kennedy-center.org.
Girly Day Out. Mothers of special-need children and daughters with special needs enjoy beautification and pampering, pedicures, manicures, application of make-up, massage, and more. Northeast Community Center, Chesapeake Beach. 12-4 pm. Free. Registration required; call to register. 410-257-255
American Girl Doll Party: Saturday, January 08, 2011, 11:00am – 2:30pm. Bring your American Girl Doll (or any doll) for fun painting a beautiful wooden chair for your own doll, a pizza party, and to share stories about your doll. Severna Park Community Center. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Ages 5-10. $75. Limited to 10 participants. Location : Severna Park Community Center, 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd, Severna Park.Contact : 410-271-3343 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Register online at www.artworksstudio.info.
Youth Rally 2011: Dead? Or Alive! Youth Rally will be held on January 7-9 in Ocean City, Maryland. Over 4,000 students and leaders will experience this amazing weekend full of worship, fellowship, and service. This year’s line up includes speakers Shane Claiborne and Steve Fitzhugh. Tye Tribbett, Kutless, and Kristian Stanfill will be rocking the stage. Over 2700 participants will also be working on service projects that will affect the Ocean City Community and beyond. The projects are anything from cleaning up churches and beaches, to packing 10,000 disaster relief kits and sorting and packing 45,000 pounds of potatoes for distribution to area families in need. This hands on learning will allow the students and leaders to put their faith into action and show that they are truly Alive!
Family Safety Tip
After several large-scale, high-profile salmonella and E. coli outbreaks in recent years, you may wonder what threats could lurk in your grocery cart. The good news: Retailers and the government are on the case.
Club cards can have benefits beyond discounts. Stores like Costco, Kroger, ShopRite, Wegmans, Price Chopper, and Food Lion contact club-card holders who’ve purchased recalled items to alert them to the potential danger. And anyone can sign up to receive recall-alert e-mails atfda.gov/safety/recalls. Or view them at goodhousekeeping.com/recalls