Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Home Depot Kids Workshop




Home Depot Kids Workshop will be held this weekend (Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012) at all Home Depot stores from 9-noon. They will be making a keepsake box this week. It's supposed to be for their valentines or for a gift for a special someone! Workshops are designed for children ages 5-12. Go here for more details, but no sign up is necessary. You can show up anytime between 9 and about 11:30 and still have time to finish your project (assuming they don't run out of projects). It takes very little time and if your child is anything like mine he or she will be VERY proud of this project they made on their own.   Younger children will especially enjoy the painting time where they can paint their new projects.

The workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, while at the same time helping to instill a sense of accomplishment. Additionally, this fun time allows for quality one-on-one time between adults and children.

In addition to the newly constructed project kit, each child receives a kid-sized orange apron, similar to The Home Depot associates' aprons, and an achievement pin.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Chick-fil-a text club


Mid Ohio Valley readers, did you get your text from Chick-Fil-A today for a FREE 8 piece grilled chicken nuggets?  If you didn't, you need to sign up for their texting club so you can get free food.  I couldn't believe the number of people there acting on this promo today. 

Text CFAPKSBG to number 411247

They send you maybe 1 text a month and it's ALWAYS for something completely free.  Well worth the cost of a text in my opinion!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

LOWES Build and Grow



LOWES build and Grow Clinic this week (Saturday Jan. 28, 10:00 AM) will be making this dinosaur.  Go here to sign up for this free kids building clinic (but if you don't sign up you can still attend) to help them get a count of how many to prepare for. What a fun project AND educational since you can choose to make your dino a cartoon or real looking one with the enclosed stickers!

Each child will receive all the items needed for their castle as well as a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certificate when they complete their project.

Project designed for children in grades 2-5. (my 4 year old has been several times and there were TONS of kids his age there too . . . I would say the age is a guideline and if you are willing to help the child 4 and up is probably fine)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Parkersburg Art Center FREE kids event



Parkersburg Art Center FREE kids Arty Party

At the Parkersburg Art Center
Saturday, January 28, 2012 10:00-12:00 noon

Free to kids 12 and under with an adult

Monday, January 16, 2012

Parkersburg Art Center FREE kids event


Parkersburg Art Center FREE kids Arty Party

At the Parkersburg Art Center
Saturday, January 21, 2012 10:00-12:00 noon

Free to kids 12 and under with an adult

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Civil War Presentation-South Parkersburg



Civil War Presentation


Jan 16, 2012--3:15pm - 5:00pm

South Parkersburg Public Library, Blizzard Dr., South Parkersburg, WV

The library will be hosting a children's Civil War Presentation. This is open to the public, but is geared toward elementary and middle school age children.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Parkersburg Art Center FREE kids event


Parkersburg Art Center FREE kids Arty Party
At the Parkersburg Art Center
Saturday, January 14, 2012 10:00-12:00 noon

Free to kids 12 and under with an adult

Lowes Build and Grow



LOWES build and Grow Clinic this week (Saturday Jan. 14, 10:00 AM) will be making this castle with working draw bridge! Go here to sign up for this free kids building clinic (but if you don't sign up you can still attend) to help them get a count of how many to prepare for. What a fun project!

Each child will receive all the items needed for their castle as well as a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certificate when they complete their project.

Project designed for children in grades 2-5. (my 4 year old has been several times and there were TONS of kids his age there too . . . I would say the age is a guideline and if you are willing to help the child 4 and up is probably fine)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Columbus Zoo FREE admission on Monday



Columbus Zoo is celebrating FREE admission on Monday, January 16th in honor of Martain Luther King Jr. Day.  If you have never been to this zoo (rated #1 zoo in America!) you HAVE to try it and what better day than FREE admission day?  Don't miss the polar bears, our favorite!

Hours are 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Check out the official announcement here or go to the zoo's website here.  Can't make it this time?  Mark your calandar for Feb. 20 (Presidents Day) when they will again offer FREE admission.

(I see nothing about free parking so be prepared to pay about $5 for parking when you get there)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Couponing Class

Vienna Public Library is offering a Couponing class on Wednesday, Jan 11.  You must pre-register at 304-295-7771 before Wednesday evening.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Where are the lowest gas prices?



Did you know there is a website for tracking the lowest gas prices in the Mid-Ohio Valley?  GasBuddy.com can tell you the lowest prices around ANY location actually.  Great for tracking prices on vacation! 

Click here for WTAP's link to the lowest prices in WV and OH today. 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Childrens Story Hour at the Parkersburg and Wood County Public LIbrary


Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library Story Hour

Jan. 5 from 3:30-4:30pm for our evening story hour which will be all about acceptance.


Jan. 6 from 10:00-11:00am for the younger kids where the theme will be snowy days!

FREE kids meal at Burger King


I know that this is valid at ALL Parkersburg, Vienna, and Marietta locations!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Home Depot Kids Workshop

Home Depot Kids Workshop will be held this weekend (Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012) at all Home Depot stores from 9-noon. They will be making a house shaped bank this week.  It's supposed to help kids start saving their money this year!  Workships are designed for children ages 5-12. Go here for more details, but no sign up is necessary. You can show up anytime between 9 and about 11:30 and still have time to finish your project (assuming they don't run out of projects). It takes very little time and if your child is anything like mine he or she will be VERY proud of this project they made on their own.



The workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, while at the same time helping to instill a sense of accomplishment. Additionally, this fun time allows for quality one-on-one time between adults and children.

In addition to the newly constructed project kit, each child receives a kid-sized orange apron, similar to The Home Depot associates' aprons, and an achievement pin

Monday, January 2, 2012

Grand Central Mall Train



Grand Central Mall has a new kids ride the Grand Central Express and I have to admit, we were among the first in line.  :-)  The train ride begins in front of JCPenney and goes clear around the mall with no stops and ends right back in front of the play area where it began.  It's $3 a person for the 5-6 minute ride and children under 36 inches must ride with an adult (kids under 2 are free with adult).  Enjoy this video of the ride. 


It's open from 11:00-6:00 on week days and on Sundays from 12:00-6:00 pm
They do charge a fee if you use a credit card so I recommend having enough cash with you.

Parkersburg Art Center FREE kids event

Parkersburg Art Center FREE kids Arty Party
At the Parkersburg Art Center
Saturday, January 7
10:00am-12:00 noon
Free to kids 12 and under with an adult