General Interest Items – November 28, 2012

Posted on Nov 24 2012 in General by admin

2.1 Casserole Recipe Contest – Deadline Is November 30
2.2 Henricus Historical Park Events – Chester – Registration Deadline Is December 1
2.3 Battle of Great Bridge Reenactment – Chesapeake – December 1 and 2
2.4 We Need A Little Christmas Concert – Arlington – December 2
2.5 Nominations: Military Child of the Year® Award – Deadline Is December 15

 

2.1 Casserole Recipe Contest – Deadline Is November 30

Deadline is Friday, November 30, 2012! Submit your original recipe for a breakfast, dinner, or dessert casserole; one entry per household. Each of the five staff favorite dishes will win a gorgeous Anolon 4-Quart Covered Casserole, a spot in a Grandparents.com food feature, and “bragging rights.”

To enter, simply submit your name, address, phone number, and favorite, original breakfast-, dinner-, or dessert-casserole recipe to casserole@grandparents.com by the deadline. Use the subject line, “Grandparents.com Casserole Recipe Contest.” See the website for details.

http://grandparents.com/food-and-leisure/recipes/casserole-recipe-contest

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2.2 Henricus Historical Park Events – Chester – Registration Deadline Is December 1

Henricus Historical Park
251 Henricus Park Road
Chester, VA

Christmas in the Colony Day Camp

Saturday, December 8, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $25/child (ages 5 through 10 years old); $20/Henricus Foundation Patron’s child. Register by December 1 by calling 804-318-8797.

Campers will make Colonial-style holiday decorations and crafts, and enjoy seasonal activities.

Citie of Henricus Colonial Christmas

Saturday, December 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $8/adult; $6/child (ages 3 through 12 years old); and free for Henricus Foundation Patron families. No registration is required.

Explore the etiquette, norms, customs, and laws regarding Christmas in Elizabethan-Jacobean English households in the early 17th century through first-person interpretation.

See the website for more information, or contact Henricus at henricus1611@aol.com or 804-318-8797 (registration and questions).

www.henricus.org/events/400th.asp

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2.3 Battle of Great Bridge Reenactment – Chesapeake – December 1 and 2

Next to the “Great Bridge”
116 Callison Drive
Chesapeake, VA

Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free; dress warmly! Vendors will be onsite selling food and drink, and colonial goods.

The annual Battle of Great Bridge Reenactment will take place on the actual site of the battle–a rarity in reenacting. Witness two, fully narrated battles each day–the Battle of Kemp’s Landing at 1 p.m. (the British win), and the Battle of Great Bridge at 3 p.m. (the Americans win). Explore military encampments, talk with reenactors, shop with period sutlers (merchants), make colonial crafts, and see displays about local history. Children (and extra-brave adults) can take part in colonial games and a military drill. The ladies have not been forgotten and can see a colonial fashion show–a real education–at 2:30 p.m. daily. (Anyone can attend, and there may be men’s and children’s clothes on display as well.) The public is also invited to join reenactors in an outdoor, colonial religious service–influenced by Virginia’s Church of England–on Sunday at 10 a.m. Dress warmly! Casual attire is suitable.

See the website for more information, including schedules, directions, and more. Contact Sally B. Triolet at sbtriolet@cityofchesapeake.net or 757-382-8466 with questions. See the second link below for a map. The Internet offers more information on these historic battles (in which black soldiers played a special part) and their role in the Revolution.

www.cityofchesapeake.net/Government/City-Departments/Departments/Parks-and-Recreation-Department/Special-Events/special_events/battle-of-great-bridge.htm

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2.4 We Need A Little Christmas Concert – Arlington – December 2

Gunston Theatre One
2700 S. Lang Street
Arlington, VA

Sunday, December 2, 2012, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free and open to the public; however, donations will be gratefully accepted.

Join the Arlington Children’s Chorus as they celebrate the season with a wide range of seasonal pieces, including “While by My Sheep,” “Shiru,” and “Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown?” Chorus members are from all school settings–including homeschools–from Arlington and northern Virginia.

The mission of the Arlington Children’s Chorus is to present choral performances of distinction, foster the musical growth of its members, contribute to the increased knowledge and appreciation of choral music in the area, and encourage the public to view the inclusion of high-quality musical arts experiences as an essential element of a comprehensive education.

See the website for more information about the concert and the chorus, or contact Karen Moniz at ACCRegistrar@gmail.com or 703-618-2810.

http://Arlingtonchildrenschorus.org

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2.5 Nominations: Military Child of the Year® Award – Deadline Is December 15

Deadline is December 15, 2012. Operation Homefront is pleased to present the Military Child of the Year® Award to outstanding military children, ages 8 to 18, who demonstrate resiliency, leadership, and achievement. Recipients representing each service branch receive their award at a Washington, D.C. Gala celebration in April each year. Recipients will win a trip to our nation’s capital, a laptop computer, and $5,000. See the website for all the details.

www.militarychildoftheyear.org

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