General Interest Items – November 14, 2012

Posted on Nov 11 2012 in General by admin

2.1 Virginia Historical Society Events – Richmond – Begins December 1
2.2 4-H Livestock and Poultry Club – Powhatan – December 3
2.3 Jamestown-Yorktown (and Other) Internship Opportunities - Multiple Locations – Application Deadline for Spring Is January 15, 2013
2.4 Lifeguard Employment and Training – Hampton Roads Area – Classes Begin January 2013
2.5 Free Christian Teen E-Magazine
2.6 Outdoor Writing Competitions - Deadline Is February 7, 2013

 

2.1 Virginia Historical Society Events – Richmond – Begins December 1

Virginia Historical Society
428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA

Preregistration is required only for holiday events and is on a first come, first served basis.

Stories at the Museum
Saturday, December 1 and 15, 2012, at 11 a.m.; continues the first and third Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon. Free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. There is a different theme each month.

Homeschooler Program: The Westward Movement
Friday, December 7, at 10 a.m. This is a free educational program for homeschoolers.

Holiday Tea and Tour
Friday, December 7 or 14, 2012, at 11 a.m. Cost: $23/VHS member; $29/non-member. Reservations are required; please call 804-353-4251 or e-mail Tracy Bryan.

Spend an afternoon enjoying tea, conversation, and holiday decorations at Virginia House. Learn how Alexander and Virginia Weddell may have celebrated the holidays while living in Mexico, Argentina, and Spain.

Gingerbread Tea and Tour
Saturday, December 8, 2012; Sunday, December 9; or Saturday, December 15–all at 11 a.m. December 15 is especially for families with children five years and younger. Cost: $15/family (VHS members); $21/family (non-members of the society). Reservations are required; please call 804-353-4251 or e-mail Tracy Bryan.

Celebrate the holidays and create a new family tradition by designing and building a gingerbread house with gingerbread pieces, snow-like frosting, gumdrops, candy canes, and other colorful treats. Cider and cookies will be served as Virginia House staff talk about holiday traditions in the Tudor home.

“A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”: WWII at the VHS. (A View from the Inside: Behind the Scenes Tour of VHS)
Tuesday, December 11, from 10:30 a.m. to noon; Behind the Scenes Tours continue on the second Tuesday of each month on different themes. Cost: $10/VHS member; $17/non-member. Space is limited; reservations are required and may be made on the VHS website or in the VHS Museums Shop.

Curator-led behind-the-scenes tours feature areas of the VHS not normally open to the public, including the paper conservation lab, museum collections storage, rare book rooms, and manuscripts storage. Participants will see unique and interesting items in the VHS collection not routinely on display in the museum.

For more information or to register, e-mail events@vahistorical.org or call 804-342-9676. There may be other programs listed on the VHS schedule page in which your family may be interested.

www.vahistorical.org/index.htm

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2.2 4-H Livestock and Poultry Club – Powhatan – December 3

Powhatan Fire Administration Building (behind Designs by Jo’s Florist)
3864 Old Buckingham Road
Powhatan, VA

Monday, December 3, 2012, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost: No cost for the meeting; 4-H costs are to be determined. Open to students ages nine and over and their parents. You do not need to own an animal to participate! Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

This is the first meeting of the 4-H Livestock and Poultry Club. All youth and parents interested in showing livestock are welcome. Youth do not need to own an animal to join a 4-H club! See the second link to learn more about Powhatan 4-H.

See the website for more information or contact Cathy Howland at 804-598-5640 or chowland@vt.edu.

http://offices.ext.vt.edu/powhatan

http://offices.ext.vt.edu/powhatan/whats_new_page/4h_clubs_brochure.pdf

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2.3 Jamestown-Yorktown (and Other) Internship Opportunities - Multiple Locations – Application Deadline for Spring Is January 15, 2013

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (JYF) intern program currently offers academic and experiential internships (no stipends) to qualified undergraduate and graduate students interested in gaining practical museum experience and who have a strong interest in history, education, or a museum career. Interns participate in daily department operations and learn about working with exhibits, research, visitors, planning, and assisting in the implementation of new programs or special projects.  Departments usually include Curatorial, Development, Marketing and Retail Operations, Museum Education Services, On-Site Education, Customer Research, Finance, Human Resources, Library Services, and Information Technology–or others!

Read about the application process and work hours on the JYF website. See more about other types of internships on the state website.

Deadlines for applying are September 15 (September through December); January 15 (February through early May); April 15 (late May through August). Starting and ending dates may be flexible.

See the first website for more information on JYF internships, or contact Ms. Cannon by e-mail at elaine.cannon@jyf.virginia.gov, by phone at 757-253-4034; or by fax at 757-253-4997. See the second website for more information on general internships.

www.jyf.virginia.gov/employment/index.htm

http://jobs.virginia.gov/emplInternship.html

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2.4 Lifeguard Employment and Training – Hampton Roads Area – Classes Begin January 2013

AAA Pool Services
Classes are usually in Norfolk.

Lifeguard classes begin in January 2013 and hiring for the 2013 summer season begins in February 2013.

AAA Pool Services in Virginia Beach has begun recruiting and invites homeschoolers to apply. This commercial pool management company hires, trains, and oversees lifeguards for roughly 60 pools in the Tidewater area each summer. They will mail brochures and business cards to local support groups  and the recruiting director, Jessi Leger, is willing to come out and meet with teens to discuss the class, lifeguarding, and future career options in the field. The class is an American Red Cross class that gives the student ARC Lifeguard, CPR/AED for the professional rescuer, and First Aid certifications that are valid for two years. Since this is an American Red Cross course, all certifications are accepted nationwide. Many guards return year after year through their college graduations.

See the website for information, or contact Recruiting Director Leger, preferably at aaalifeguards@gmail.com.

www.aaapoolservices.com/lifeguarding

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2.5 Free Christian Teen E-Magazine

Lighted Lamp Magazine is a free e-magazine for Christian teens. It has articles, fiction, and poems, and is focused on bringing its readers closer to God. Its stated mission is, “To encourage and strengthen Christian teens to love and follow God with their whole hearts, souls, and minds; and to glorify God.”

www.lightedlampmagazine.yolasite.com

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2.6 Outdoor Writing Competitions - Deadline Is February 7, 2013

Deadline is February 7, 2013. Open to Virginia high school students (grades 9 through 12–see the second link for a similar contest for undergrads); enter with a 500-750-word non-fiction essay on a memorable outdoor experience (not athletics). Win Bass Pro Shop gift cards worth $150, $100, and $50; additionally, gear from Bass Pro and member sponsoring.

The Virginia Outdoor Writers Association, Inc. (VOWA) and Bass Pro Shops are sponsoring the 20th Annual High School (Grades 9-12) Writing Competition for 2012-13. The theme of this year’s contest is memorable outdoor experiences. Any experience by the writer with hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing, hiking, birding, or other outdoor activity should be the predominant subject matter. Athletic events are not eligible subject matter. Winners will be announced and awards presented in mid-March, in Staunton, Virginia. The winner’s parents, a mentor, or a teacher may be guests of VOWA for the presentation. Winning entries will be read by the students at the awards program and published on the VOWA website possible elsewhere.

See the website for more information including competition rules and guidelines, or call 804-693-2687 if you have questions.

http://vowa.org/youth.html

http://vowa.org/college.htm

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