General Interest Items – October 2, 2013

Posted on Sep 29 2013 in General by admin

2.1 Tuckahoe YMCA Book Sale – Henrico – October 7-10
2.2 Sue Becker with Breadbeckers – Richmond – October 10
2.3 Sully Historic Site Fall Events – Chantilly – Begin November 2
2.4 American College of the Building Arts Open Houses – Charleston, South Carolina – November 9
2.5 Veterans Day – Nationwide – Dates Surrounding November 11


2.1 Tuckahoe YMCA Book Sale – Henrico – October 7-10

Tuckahoe YMCA
9211 Patterson Avenue
Henrico, VA

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, October 7 through 9, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursday, October 10, from 8 a.m. to noon. There is no admission charge to shop.

The Tuckahoe Family YMCA is holding its annual book sale with thousands of gently used books available for your perusal. All funds raised from this event will support special “Active Adult” events like a Technology Petting Zoo.

For more information, contact Leslie Beck-Long at or 804-525-2795.

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2.2 Sue Becker with Breadbeckers – Richmond – October 10

Grove Avenue Baptist Church
8701 Ridge Road
Richmond, VA

Thursday, October 10, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free and open to the public; tell your friends. Register by e-mailing Stephanie Konicki at Please register yourself, or any family or friends who are coming with you.

This Family Meeting will feature Sue Becker of the Bread Beckers who will discuss “Healthy Eating Simplified.” Mrs. Becker has homeschooled her nine children for the past 20 years. She is a speaker and teacher, an owner of two businesses, the Bread Beckers, Inc. and the Real Bread Company, and is the founder of a nonprofit ministry, Real Bread Outreach. Sue graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in food science and has recently received her certification as a nutrition counselor from both Trinity College and Certified Nutritional Health Professionals. Sue and her husband, Brad, have been teaching others the benefits of healthful eating since 1992 and have seen countless lives changed for the better. The Becker family lives in Canton, Georgia.

Sue will present basic nutritional information on how to greatly reduce the risk of common diseases by focusing on the importance of returning to God’s perfect provision for our food and health. Sue uses a biblical perspective with references from the books of Matthew, Exodus, Proverbs, Isaiah, Psalms, and more. The enlightening and life-changing information shared, as well as Sue’s personal testimonies of improved health, will encourage all who attend.

See the website for more information, or contact Stephanie Konicki at 804-901-0185 or if you have questions.

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2.3 Sully Historic Site Fall Events – Chantilly – Begin November 2

Sully Historic Site
3650 Historic Sully Way
Chantilly, VA

Register for programs that have a 10-digit code online at the website, or at 703-222-4664; alternately, mail your registration form and fee to FCPA/Parktakes, P.O. Box 4606, Fairfax, VA 22038-4606. Prices reflect the Fairfax County resident discount; others may pay a higher cost (please call or e-mail). For more information about non-coded programs, call Sully at 703-437-1794.


Colonial Day
Saturday, November 2, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $8/adult, $6/child. Get $1 discount/child with coupon from school flyer.

At Colonial Day, see a Revolutionary War skirmish between American, British and German soldiers. Learn about daily life in rural Virginia. Make a craft to take home, step a country dance and have a hearty snack in our Colonial tavern. House tour included.

Before the Hula Hoop
Monday, November 4, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $5/person

Try your hand at old-fashioned games including hoops and sticks, the game of graces, bean bag toss, and much more. Groups must have reservations. Canceled in case of inclement weather or extreme heat.

Hands on Harvest and Biscuits, Too
Saturday, November 9, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Code 381 486 9601; from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (code 381 486 9602). Cost: $12/person (ages eight and up, please).

At the slave quarter learn about the lives and chores of slaves who lived at Sully.  Bake biscuits in the open-hearth kitchen, dip a candle, and fashion a corn husk doll.

Holding Onto Home: A Civil War Story
Sunday, November 17, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $8/person (ages six and up, please). Code 381 481 1001.

Imagine opening the door to find JEB Stuart’s cavalry camped in the yard and having to cook breakfast for the officers.  Excerpts from wartime letters are woven through the specialized tour connecting you with Sully’s Civil War era owners.

Holiday Treats for Sully Critters
Saturday, November 30, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $5/person (ages five and up, please). Tour is not included. Code 381 484 3201.

At this outdoor program, create a treat for woodland friends whose ancestors may have lived at Sully. Using natural materials, make edible ornaments for the birds and squirrels. Hang one on a tree in the park and take one home for your own backyard critters.

December Special Features
Looking forward – Sully will be decorated for the holidays from Wednesday, December 4 – Monday, December 23

Candlelight Tours will be Saturdays, December 14 and 21, and Sunday, December 15

IONA will be at Sully for their traditional Christmas performance on Friday, December 27.

Scout programs are now coded. Register as you would for any other coded program.  To register an entire group, call the site or the central registration line at 703-222-4664.

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2.4 American College of the Building Arts Open Houses – Charleston, South Carolina – November 9

American College of the Building Arts
21 Magazine Street
Charleston, SC

November 9, 2013, from 9 a.m. to noon. In 2014, additional dates will be January 25, February 22, March 28, and April 25.

Prospective students are invited to attend one of the open houses where they will tour the classrooms and workshops at both the college’s main campus and the James Island facility. They will have the opportunity to learn about each of the college’s six craft specializations. Current students, faculty, and staff will be available to answer questions.

See the website for more information, or contact Lucas Adams at 843-266-7835 or

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2.5 Veterans Day – Nationwide – Dates Surrounding November 11

Veterans, military, and families, check your favorite venues to see if they offer free or reduced admission or special programs on or near the Veterans Day holiday, in appreciation for your sacrifice for our nation.

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