General Interest Items – April 2, 2014

Posted on Mar 30 2014 in General by admin

2.1 Powhatan Farmers Kids Market – Powhatan – Begins April 10
2.2 Gaithersburg Book Festival – Gaithersburg, MD – May 17
2.3 Instructables Scientific Method Contest – Deadline Is May 19
2.4 Little Crafters History Camp – Onancock – Register by June 6
2.5 19th Century Kids Camp and Kayak Camp – Onancock – Register by June 27
2.6 Early American Spies and Nature Detective Camp – Onancock – Register by July 11

 

2.1 Powhatan Farmers Kids Market – Powhatan – Begins April 10

Powhatan Farmers Market Roundabout (behind Courthouse Coffee and Creamery)
Old Buckingham Road
Powhatan, VA

The Powhatan Farmers Market offers an opportunity for young entrepreneurs to sell their own handcrafts and homegrown produce at the first market of each month. By offering local youth this opportunity, they introduce youth to various skills including social interaction, marketing, merchandising/presentation, and monetary skills. The Kids Market will be held the first Thursday of each month.

Participants must be 15 years old or younger (but must able to work the booth, count money, etc.) and be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times while at the market. All produce/products offered for sale must be grown or produced by the child. Please bring water to stay adequately hydrated throughout the day and wear sunscreen. Arrive no later than 3:15 p.m. in order to have the booth set up and ready to vend by 4 p.m.

 

Young Entrepreneurs Workshops
Thursdays, April 10 (part 1) and April 17 (part 2), 2014, from 3:15 p.m. to 5:30 pm. Free. This part of the program is optional, but is highly recommended to get young people ready and confident to participate in the market.

Attend a two-day, young entrepreneurs’ workshop and get tips on how to get a business started, learn marketing ideas, and how to handle the money, The second session will feature a hands-on “Paint Your Own Sign” program. The workshops will be held in the Powhatan Village Building basement conference room.

 

The Kids Market
First Thursday of each month beginning May 1, and continuing June 5, August 7, September 4, October 2, 2014, from 3:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: $5/student (age 15 and under) to be collected at each vendor’s booth on the day of the event–booths set up by the children. All produce or products offered for sale must be grown or produced by the child.

See the website for more information, or contact Cathy Howland at 804-598-5640 or chowland@vt.edu.

http://powhatanfarmersmarket.com

http://offices.ext.vt.edu/powhatan

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2.2 Gaithersburg Book Festival – Gaithersburg, MD – May 17

Grounds of Gaithersburg City Hall
31 S. Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD

Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission, parking, and handicap-accessible shuttle buses from Shady Grove Metro and Lakeforest Mall are free.

The Gaithersburg Book Festival will feature more than 100 best-selling and award-winning authors who will participate in panel discussions and book signings. Other activities include free interactive writing workshops, a Children’s Village, a hall of local exhibiting authors, announcement of short story contest winners, exhibitors with literary wares, and onsite new book sales by Politics and Prose bookstore. There will be a series of workshops for children and young adults, as well as an adult workshop about writing with your child. Check the website for details.

See the website for more information, or contact Carolyn Crosby at 301-258-6350 or ccrosby@gaithersburgmd.gov.

http://gaithersburgbookfestival.org

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2.3 Instructables Scientific Method Contest – Deadline Is May 19

Deadline Is May 19, 2014. Each entry should ask a question, posit a hypothesis, test, record results, and draw a conclusion. The entry must contain original photos and text. Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Open to entries from the U.S., Canada, and several other countries, so tell friends! The winner(s) will be solely responsible for taxes and the like.

Website visitors will vote for their favorites; Instructables judges will make final selections. One grand prize winner will receive an Apple iPad® mini, a set of radioactive elements glowing coasters, a Dickies® Unisex Lab Coat, and an Instructables prize pack including a robot T-shirt. One Judges’ Prize for Youth (age 18 or under) winner will receive a desktop jellyfish tank (jellyfish not included), a set of radioactive elements glowing coasters, a Dickies® Unisex Lab Coat, and an Instructables prize pack including a robot T-shirt. There will also be a Judges’ Prize for most original project, five first-prize winners, and 10 second-prize winners. See the website for more details.

www.instructables.com/contest/scientificmethod

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2.4 Little Crafters History Camp – Onancock – Register by June 6

Ker Place
69 Market Street
Onancock, VA

Monday, June 23 through Friday, June 27, 2014, from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $130/camper (ages three through six); $115/member. Price includes all materials, a daily snack, and a camp T-shirt. Deadline for registration is Friday, June 6.

Debuting this year, Little Crafters offers the youngest campers the opportunity to make bread, cakes, and toys, and to play games just like their 18th- and 19th- century contemporaries did.

See the website for more information, or contact Randy Stuart or 757-787-8012 or education@shorehistory.org.

http://shorehistory.org/historycamps.html

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2.5 19th Century Kids Camp and Kayak Camp – Onancock – Register by June 27

Ker Place
69 Market Street
Onancock, VA

Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 11, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $165/camper (ages 7 through 12); $150/member. Price includes all materials, a snack, and a T-shirt. Campers need to bring a packed lunch each day. Register by Friday, June 27. Space is limited.

19th Century Kids Camp
Campers will travel to a time when young people took an active part in keeping the family home and business going strong. Kids will create several household items and campers will learn how early Americans bartered for goods, traveled around the Shore, and entertained themselves. Optional Kayak Camp completes the day.

SouthEast Expeditions: Kayak Camp – 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cost (in addition to previously listed $165): $150/camper.

Your child will explore the marshes, tidal creeks, and low-tide beaches of Onancock Creek. Campers will be escorted by an adult each day from Ker Place to the camp location.

See the website for more information, or contact Randy Stuart or 757-787-8012 or education@shorehistory.org. Make reservations for Kayak Camp at 757-354-4FUN or Onancock@SouthEastExpeditions.com.

http://shorehistory.org/historycamps.html

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2.6 Early American Spies and Nature Detective Camp – Onancock – Register by July 11

Ker Place
69 Market Street
Onancock, VA

Monday, July 28, through Friday, August 1, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $165/camper (ages 7 through 12); price includes all materials, a snack, and a T-shirt. Please bring a sack lunch. Register by Friday, July 11.

Spend the first part of the day honing espionage techniques Americans used in the late 18th through mid-19th centuries. Campers will make and use invisible ink, create communication codes, and travel behind enemy lines. The second part of the day will be spent in Nature Detectives Camp where campers will investigate the wonders of nature. Campers will learn bird identification, testing water quality, cooking with solar heat, and animal track identification. The Nature Detectives Camp is presented and sponsored by The Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District.

See the website for more information, or contact Randy Stuart or 757-787-8012 or education@shorehistory.org.

http://shorehistory.org/historycamps.html

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