General Interest Items – October 3, 2012

Posted on Sep 30 2012 in General by admin

2.1 Workshop: Music, Learning, and the Brain – Virginia Beach – Register by October 12
2.2 Richmond Symphony Lollipops Concert Series – Richmond – Begins October 27
2.3 Orphan Sunday – Nationwide – November 4
2.4 Short Story Contest – Deadline is February 15, 2013

 

2.1 Workshop: Music, Learning, and the Brain – Virginia Beach – Register by October 12

Regent University
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA

Saturday, October 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $49/person (please call to inquire about pricing for spouses). Cost includes a workbook and the workshop. Parents, teachers, and anyone who wants to learn more about music and the brain are welcome. Childcare is available for well-behaved, potty-trained children who separate well from their parents, preferably over age four. Register by the morning of Friday, October 12.

The workshop will teach about the differences between left and right brain hemisphere learning styles, and how to approach students who learn differently. Learn how to prepare students’ brains to receive information, and discover ways to change students’ attitudes and learning abilities using only a few minutes of music, singing, and moving. Learn to use movements taught in the workshop to physiologically remove “learning roadblocks” in the brain, as well as create detours in students’ brains to reach the goals of understanding, retention, and application. Attendees will also analyze their own, as well as their students’, Sensory Dominance profiles.

For more information, see the websites below, or contact Grace Allegre or Hanisha Besant at 757-352-4821 or continuingeducation@regent.edu.

http://www.regent.edu/events/calendar/event_details.cfm?event_id=3262

http://www.regent.edu/academics/pce/ce/workshops/music_learning_and_the_brain_oct_2012.htm

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2.2 Richmond Symphony Lollipops Concert Series – Richmond – Begins October 27

Carpenter Theater
600 E. Grace Street
Richmond, VA

Saturday, October 27, 2012, from 10 a.m. to noon. The pre-concert festival begins at 10 a.m.; the concert begins in the theater at 11 a.m. Additional (different) concerts will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013 and Saturday, March 23. Times are the same. Cost: $17/person per concert; $45/adult subscription for all three concerts and get a child subscription free ($36 value). A “child” means ages 2 through 18; children under age 2 are free. Buy tickets at the website or by calling 800-514-ETIX; parent/child series tickets are available by phone only.

The Richmond Symphony LolliPops series consists of concerts for children and families with fun, interactive pre-concert festivals featuring an instrument petting zoo. Hear performances of “Peter and the Wolf,” “Scheherazade,” and the newly conceived “Come Dance with Us” (in collaboration with the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Dance and Choreography).

See the website for more information, or contact the Richmond Symphony box office at patronservices@richmondsymphony.com or 804-788-1212

www.richmondsymphony.com/education_family.asp#lollipops

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2.3 Orphan Sunday – Nationwide – November 4

Sunday, November 4, 2012. Have you heard of Orphan Sunday? Visit the website to learn about this amazing movement. For one day of the year, churches across America unite with the single message, “Care for the Orphan.” Everything that you need to be involved is on this site. Share the information with your pastor.

http://orphansunday.org

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2.4 Short Story Contest – Deadline Is February 15, 2013

Deadline is February 15, 2013. The Gaithersburg Book Festival is open to students in grades 9 through 12, who live in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, D.C. No entry fee; prizes are gift certificates worth $100, $50, and $25. Stories, no longer than 1,000 words, must be submitted as a Word document to writingcontest@gaithersburgbookfestival.org, and must start with one of the following lines:

“The first time he saw her, she was homeless, sitting in Union Station eating crackers from a paper bag.”
“I was sixteen the year my brother vanished.”
“Every summer, whether he or she wanted to or not, one person was chosen to go to the moon.”

See the website for all the details, or contact Robin Ferrier at 301-258-6350 or gbfnews@gaithersburgmd.gov with any questions.

http://gaithersburgbookfestival.org/gbf-programs/short-story-contest

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