General Interest Items – November 13, 2013

Posted on Nov 10 2013 in General by admin

2.1 Library Amnesty – York County (Check Your Area) – Ends November 16 (Check Your Area)
2.2 Winter Preparedness Week – Virginia – December 1-7
2.3 Virginia Museum of the Civil War: Christmas on the Farm – New Market – December 7

 

2.1 Library Amnesty – York County (Check Your Area) – Ends November 16 (Check Your Area)

Ends November 16, 2013. The York County Public Library is sponsoring a “Food for Fines” amnesty program to run from November 1 through 16, 2013, during library hours. Patrons with overdue materials may bring nonperishable food items to the Tabb or Yorktown libraries to pay their overdue fines. One food item will pay one fine, regardless of the amount of the fine. Check with your local library to see if they offer a similar program.

www.yorkcounty.gov/Portals/0/publicinfo/2013-181.pdf

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2.2 Winter Preparedness Week – Virginia – December 1-7

Sunday through Saturday, December 1 through 7, 2013, is Winter Preparedness Week in Virginia. Find important information about being ready for emergencies, especially as colder weather has set in and winter approaches. Make it a family effort at home and among friends and neighbors. Offer to help out the elderly you know!

www.vaemergency.gov/readyvirginia/winter/winter-preparedness-week

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2.3 Virginia Museum of the Civil War: Christmas on the Farm – New Market – December 7

Virginia Museum of the Civil War
8895 George Collins Parkway
New Market, VA

Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $10/adult; $6/student (ages 6 through 12); children ages 5 and under are free. Buy tickets at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War at New Market Battlefield on the day of the event.

Imagine it’s 1859, and the nation is on the brink of war. A slave uprising has been narrowly avoided, a son far from home is lonely and on short rations. Is a merry Christmas possible? Visit the historic Bushong farm with its living historians and discover how a family carries on in the face of national crisis. There are games to play, stories to hear, treats to eat, and songs to sing. The staff promises a surprise visitor (a “Belsnickel”). Read more about him at the second and third links.

In the Virginia Museum of the Civil War, you can make ornaments to decorate their tree and yours, write letters to our men and women in the military who are far from home, and shop at the General’s Store.

For more information, contact Stacey Nadeau at nadeausr@vmi.edu or 540-740-3101 or 1-866-515-1864.

www2.vmi.edu/museum/nm/christmas/christmas%20on%20farm%202011.htm

www2.vmi.edu/museum/nm/index.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belsnickel

www.indobase.com/holidays/christmas/characters/belsnickel.html

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