General Interest Items – February 27, 2013

Posted on Feb 24 2013 in General by admin

2.1 Learning Differences Simulation – Richmond – March 7
2.2 Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program – Deadline Is March 15
2.3 Rain Barrel Workshop – Newport News – March 23

 

2.1 Learning Differences Simulation – Richmond – March 7

The New Community School
4211 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA

Thursday, March 7, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Space is limited; please RSVP to info@tncs.org or 804-266-2494.

Experience firsthand what it is like to have a learning disability. Find out how it feels to be unable to read the words on a page, or how frustrating it is to have information in your brain, but not be able to put it down on paper. The live learning differences simulations will feature multiple stations that will allow teachers, other professionals, and parents to experience what it is like to learn differently. This simulation is designed to increase awareness of the difficulties and frustrations that people with dyslexia encounter daily with reading, writing, and spelling.

These simulations can go a long way to helping one understand the emotional experience people with learning disabilities go through and just how hard they have to fight to succeed. However, in the right environment, dyslexic children can acquire the tools that they need to be successful.

To register or ask questions, please contact Livia McCoy at info@tncs.org or 804-266-2494.

http://tncs.org

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2.2 Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program – Deadline Is March 15

Deadline for nominations is March 15, 2013. Nominate a young volunteer, ages 6 through 18, who has made a difference in your community. Top winners will each receive a $10,000 scholarship for higher education. See the website for all the details.

www.kohlscorporation.com/communityrelations/scholarship/index.asp

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2.3 Rain Barrel Workshop – Newport News – March 23

Virginia Cooperative Extension Office
739 Thimble Shoals Boulevard, Suite 1009
Newport News, VA

Saturday, March 23, 2013, from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: $50/ barrel; any students accompanying parents should be age 12 or older. There is no registration deadline, but space is limited.

Join the VCE Newport News Master Gardeners and Water Steward Volunteers in learning about the benefits of utilizing a rain barrel in your yard and garden with this hands-on workshop. At the end of the session, you will have built your own rain barrel to take home with you, so be prepared to get dirty!

See the website for more information; to register or ask questions contact Mary Wright at mbwright@vt.edu or 757-591-4838.

http://nnmastergardeners.org

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