General Interest Items – May 15, 2013

Posted on May 12 2013 in General by admin

2.1 Peace Officers Memorial Day – United States – May 15
2.2 Rain Barrel Workshop – Newport News – Register by June 7
2.3 Young Writers’ Workshop in the Valley – Winchester – June 27 and/or 28
2.4 Volunteers Wanted: Henricus Historical Park – Chester – Ongoing
2.5 History and Science Camps – Multiple Locations and Dates

 

2.1 Peace Officers Memorial Day – United States – May 15

Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week are commemorated in the United States. Peace Officers Memorial Day is May 15 annually and Police Week is the calendar week in which the Memorial falls. Discuss with your family what you can do to thank law enforcement officers in your area for their service. Fallen Firefighters are honored each October, which is Fire Prevention Month.

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2.2 Rain Barrel Workshop – Newport News – Register by June 7

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

Saturday, June 8, 2013, from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: $50/barrel; students age 12 and older may participate with you; kindly do not bring anyone under age 8. Price includes the workshop and hands-on rain barrel construction, the barrel itself, and use of the tools needed. You will take a completed rain barrel home with you at the end of the workshop. No childcare is provided; while children or teens are allowed, please be mindful that work space is limited. Pre-register by 4 p.m. on Friday, June 7; enrollment 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.

www.nnmastergardeners.org

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2.3 Young Writers’ Workshop in the Valley – Winchester – June 27 and/or 28

Shenandoah University, Brandt Student Center
1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA

Thursday and Friday, June 27 and 28, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $65/day or $130 for both days; includes a book autographed by that day’s featured author. Recommended for interested and motivated writers who are in rising grade 5 through 12. First come, first served. Register online or mail in the form found at the second link.

The Northern Virginia Writing Project in the Valley has scheduled two workshops this summer at Shenandoah University. Students will work with a published author in the morning and then choose a genre session in the afternoon where they will work with project staff. Class size is small, with an average of ten students to one teacher/consultant.

See the website (first link) for more information, or contact youngwriters-valley@hotmail.com.

www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaID=235977&viewonly=1

http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1104169690218-132/2013+Summer+YWW.pdf

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2.4 Volunteers Wanted: Henricus Historical Park – Chester – Ongoing

Henricus Historical Park
251 Henricus Park Road
Chester, VA

Volunteer at Henricus Historical Park to help bring 17th-century history to life!

Volunteers are needed in several areas including gardens and horticulture; the 1611 English Citie and Virginia Indian Site (civilian and military impressions); animals and habitats; visitor center and gift shop; and with special events.

Volunteer benefits include complimentary family admission to the living history museum, a 15% discount in the gift shop, an invitation to the site’s special events, the opportunity to make new friends and bring history to life for thousands of people each year, experience interacting with a wide variety of members of the public, and an important reference for college or business applications.

Read much more about volunteering on the Henricus website. To request a volunteer application, please contact staff at henricus1611@aol.com or 804-748-1611.

www.henricus.org/volunteers.asp

For more information about joining the all-volunteer Henricus Militia, please visit their website.

http://henricusmilitia.com

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2.5 History and Science Camps – Multiple Locations and Dates

Be sure to check the museums and historic sites in your area if you are looking for a unique day camp that fits your children’s interests or expands their horizons. Read the refund policies as your needs could change. Register early, as spaces are usually limited.

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