Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Home Depot Build and Grow

This week (Saturday, Nov. 3) at Home Depot they will be building a Thanksgiving Turkey Napkin holder.  We made a snowman napkin holder last year and it is a great project!  Andrew painted it and it holds our napkins all winter.  Wouldn't your thanksgiving table look nice with a home made project for it's napkin holder?
FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 - 12 offered the 1st Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
• Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.
• All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Tinyprints $50 gift card giveaway winner!

According to Random.org the winner of my giveaway from tinyprints is comment #9 --Nicole!  Congrats!!  Thanks for entering my very first giveaway.  Hoping for more companies to offer them in the future!

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FREE painting class

I can tell you she is a super patient teacher and you will learn a ton in this open house that will make you want to go home and make something crafty for yourself.  This would be a fun event for a ladies day out!  :-)  She said to plan on 30 minutes start to finish to make the ornament and have the paint dry.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Bricktober LEGO Event at Toys R Us

Tomorrow (Sat. Oct. 27) at Toys R Us from 12-2pm is a Bricktober event.  Each child who attends will receive a FREE Monster City Mini Pack and help build a LEGO Monster City in stores.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Crafts 2000 make and take kids project

The kids will be making Spooky Treat bags at Crafts 2000 this week (Saturday, Oct. 27).  Perfect timing to take the kids to make a bag for trick or treating this week! Make and take event is from 11:00am-3:00pm.  See the details here

If you wear your costume they will allow you to trick or treat with your new bag through the store.  See details here.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Craft and Story Time

FREE craft and story time at The Painted Frog in the mall on Friday, October 26 at 7:30 for ages 10 and under.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

LOWES build and grow

LOWES build and Grow is making a halloween candy box this week. (October 27 at 10:00) The Creepy Keeper it's called.  Workshop is free but they do suggest you pre-register here and I would suggest these projects for ages 3-9 although younger and older kids are often at the workshops.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Halloween Fun Night at WVI Fairgrounds, Mineral Wells

Halloween Fun Night at the West Virginia Interstate Fairgrounds
Mineral Wells, WV
Saturday October 27, 2012
Games, Contests, Hay Ride, Food and a Haunted Barn

$3 adults, $2 children

Also, don't forget to check out the other Halloween Events coming up as well as this weeks Trick or Treat times here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

FREE wildlife kids event--Williamstown, WV

Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Reserve: Free Activities for Kids
3982 Waverly Road, Williamstown, WV 304-375-2923 Ext. 117

Saturday, October 20th, 2012
1:00 PM

Refuge Week - Migration Celebration
designed for Ages 6-15
Take part in refuge week by celebrating the birds that migrate through the refuge.

-Parents or guardians are required to be present.

-These are outdoor activities, in the event of bad weather alternative indoor activities will be provided.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Annual Fireman Parade

The fifth annual Ohio River Valley Fire Prevention parade is tomorrow (Sat. Oct. 13)!! Begins at 6:30pm at Tomlinson Park in Williamstown moves across the bridge into Marietta ending at Muskingum Park. Crowds can line up along that route to see about 75-100 Fire trucks and other vehicles!  They planned the event at "night" this year so you could see the lights better.  sounds fun!!

Craft Make and Take project at Crafts 2000

Tomorrow, October 13 is a make and take event at Crafts 2000. 
Event is from 11:00am-3:00pm
The kids will be making glitter Pumpkins
go here for more details

Tiny Prints Holiday Cards AND a Giveaway!!!

Tiny Prints has sponsored me to do a post about their new Holiday Card line and I am absolutely thrilled to do so since I have had really good experiences with them in the past.  Looking through their new line I think you will LOVE it too! 

I especially love the photo cards found here for Christmas.  My favorite is the one below called Glorious Gospel: Hydrangea.  I love that it has my religious values on it AND can fit my family photo.  So often you have to choose a nice card with scripture or a nice photo card.  I love how Tiny Prints has both.

Be sure to check out the special offers page on Tiny Prints website here.  Those promotions are likely to change, but I noticed today they have free shipping, 3 free cards, AND 20% off Holiday cards so if you are on the ball with your Christmas photos already you could get a great deal ordering early!

AND to make you even more excited . . . Tiny Prints has offered to give one of my readers $50 off their first order (not valid with any other special offers and does not include shipping)! 
 If you are interested in the giveaway you must do the following prior to October 29.

1.  Put a comment below with your name and e-mail (or other contact information)
2.  Include in the comment which Tiny Prints Card you like from their website (holiday or otherwise)

This giveaway will end on October 27 and winner will be randomly drawn from entries.
Good Luck!!

Marietta Planetarium FREE event

The Cowboy Astronomer will be playing at the Marietta College Planetarium
◦Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 2:00pm
FREE admission although donations are accepted

Please join us for a repeat showing of The Cowboy Astronomer, a program filled with interesting stories about the night sky. A brief star talk will accompany the program. (The Cowboy Astronomer was created by Loch Ness Productions.)

For reservations, please send an email to planetarium@marietta.edu (preferred) or leave a message at 740-376-4827. Please include your name, the number of seats you are reserving and your contact information. You will receive a confirmation via email or telephone.

for more information about this or future shows click here

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

LOWES Build and Grow

LOWES build and Grow is making a halloween bus this week.  (October 13 at 10:00)  Workshop is free but they do suggest you pre-register here and I would suggest these projects for ages 3-9 although younger and older kids are often at the workshops.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Mid-Ohio Valley Air Show

Mid-Ohio Valley Air Show
October 14
Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport

Friday, October 5, 2012

Outback FREE Wings on Thursdays

Just in case you can't read the photo.  FREE half order of wings with purchase at Outback between now and November 8, 2012 EVERY THURSDAY

here is the fine print Offer valid for one ½ order of Wings (5 chicken wings) with any purchase. One per table. Available for lunch or dinner, dine-in or Curbside Take-Away® (not available for online ordering). Offer subject to change. Prices and participation may vary. Valid on Thursdays only October 4 - November 8, 2012.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Halloween Coupon Books are back at McDonalds

For $1 you can buy one of these coupon books from McDonalds right now. I have confirmed that they are on sale at the McDonalds in Walmart in Marietta. They may not be at every location. They have three of each of the coupons shown for a total of 12 coupons. If you are a frequent McD visitor with your kids or if you know some kids who would be then this is a nice little gift to have on hand. Or, make your house the place to be on trick or treat night and hand these out. At $1 for 12 it's a GREAT deal to have on hand for those quick drive through nights.  I plan to use the apples and juice boxes as lunch box fillers!

Coupons are (Free apple slices, FREE apple juice or milk, FREE small cone, FREE Hamburger) Three of each of those listed for a total of 12   DISCLAIMERS-Coupons are only good from Nov. 1-Dec. 31, 2012.  Coupons state that they must be used with a child present (never made a big deal to me last year on this) Only one coupon per order.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Ravenswood Octoberfest

Ravenswood Octoberfest is THIS WEEKEND (October 6-7) at Riverfront Park.  Complete listing of events can be found here but with corn hole, inflatables, haunted house, petting zoo, duck pond, pet costume contest and a bake sale there will be something for everyone.

Note that there will be FIREWORKS on Saturday night at 9:30pm.

Home Depot Kids Workshop

Home Depot this week will be making a firetruck at their free kids build (October 6 9:00-12:00).  Build is designed for kids ages 5-10 but there are often kids both older and younger there.  Home Depot builds often include paintbrushes and all colors of paint to decorate your projects. . . my son's personal favorite part!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Star Family Circus Returns to Marietta

Star Family Circus returns to Marietta next week!  I have never attended this event but have had friends go and they have been impressed with the quality of this little circus.  It's no big top performance, but for what you pay it's a fun family evening I am told.

Monday, October 8- 7:00pm
Tuesday, October 9-7:00pm
at the Washington County Fairgrounds Coliseum (I think that's the big building the Mommy Mart was in) 922 Front Street.  RAIN OR SHINE

Adults $10.00
Students (13-17) $5.00
Children under 12 are free with adult ticket (although if it makes you feel better you can pick up FREE kids tickets at almost any library or restaurant in Marietta . . . got ours at Henslers Market)

Library Halloween Parties

(the book has nothing to do with these events . . . just thought it fit perfectly and needed a photo on this post.)  You can buy it here if you are interested.  I have never read it.

Vienna Library- Ages 3-5 at 10:30am on Tuesday, October 30.  Wear your costume and bring treats to share.  No need to pre-register.

Washington County/Marietta library-- Ages 3 - 5 at 10:30 am on Sat. Oct 13. Ages 6-12 at 1:30pm.  Wear your costume and come to the meeting room for games, crafts and snacks.  Call 373-1057 ext. 219 to register (limited spaces).  The Marietta Library is located at 615 Fifth Street.