General Interest Items – June 11, 2014

Posted on Jun 9 2014 in General by admin

2.1 Summer Events at Old Salem Museums and Gardens – Winston-Salem, NC – Begin June 17
2.2 Exhibit: Bees at the Science Museum of Virginia – Richmond – Open Now
2.3 Goedeker’s General Book Scholarship – Deadline Is July 31
2.4 Academic Internship at Ray Comfort’s Living Waters Ministry
2.5 Summer Camps at Virginia House – Richmond – Begin July 14
2.6 Article: Water Safety – “Investigators: Drowning is Silent”

 

2.1 Summer Events at Old Salem Museums and Gardens – Winston-Salem, NC – Begin June 17

Old Salem Museums and Gardens
600 S. Main Street
Winston-Salem, NC

For more information on the first three camps, visit the website or contact Darlee Snyder at 336-721-7390 or dsnyder@oldsalem.org.

SALEM SLEUTH FOR GROUPS (minimum group size is seven)
Tuesday, June 17 through Tuesday, August 1, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tours are approximately three hours long. Cost: $21.35/adult (Old Salem pays for one adult/seven students); $7/child (elementary through middle school-age).

Salem Sleuth is an interactive program for groups such as day camps, day cares, youth groups, scouting groups, homeschool groups, and others. Children will receive a sleuth mission to complete while touring the historic town of Salem. Once the mysteries are solved they can collect a prize at the Visitor Center.

THREE YESTERDAYS (for rising first and second graders)
Tuesday, June 24 through Thursday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $100/child; $85/Friend of Salem.

You are invited to follow Sister Maus through Salem and discover how children lived long ago in Salem. They will learn to cook on the hearth, make and play with 18th-century toys, learn what it was like to be in school long ago, attend the “Sister Maus” puppet show, and much more.

FIVE YESTERDAYS
Rising students in grades six through eight: Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 11, from 9 a.m. to noon. Rising students in grades three through five: Monday, July 14 through July 18 and Monday, July 21 through Friday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $175/student; $140/Friend of Salem.

Spend “Five Yesterdays” going back in time to learn about the crafts, trades, foodways, and everyday life in early 19th-century Salem. Children will experience history, science, and the arts with their own hands. Each grade level has different activities in the pottery, hearthside kitchen, textile lab, and architectural units so that they can attend every year to experience and learn something new. The week culminates with the children dressed in colonial costume and attending a Lovefeast at Home Moravian Church. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to take photos after the children return from the Lovefeast.

For more information, visit the website or contact Darlee Snyder at 336-721-7390 or dsnyder@oldsalem.org.

Note additional information on the Kids and Family page (left sidebar), which includes homeschoolers and other family or youth groups.

See the website for more information on this and other Kids and Family events at Old Salem, contact call 336-721-7300.

www.oldsalem.org/for-kids-and-families.html

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2.2 Exhibit: Bees at the Science Museum of Virginia – Richmond – Open Now

Science Museum of Virginia
2500 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA

Museum hours are Monday through Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday from 11:30 a.m. though 5 p.m. Richmond Beekeepers Association will have a Beekeeper on duty Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and Sundays from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to answer questions. Exhibit cost (included with museum admission): $11/adult (ages 13 through 59); $10/child (ages 4 through 12) or senior (ages 60 and up.) See the website for all the admission packages offered.

Discover the secret life of honeybees all summer long, thanks to the Richmond Beekeepers Association. The hive is equipped with glass panels and an outdoor tunnel, allowing the bees to forage for nectar and pollen while guests can track their continuous work. See these winged foragers return with their pouches full of colored pollen, get an up-close view of the honeybee colony, and search for the illustrious queen bee.

See the pdf for more information, or contact the museum at info@smv.org or 804-864-1400.

www.smv.org/sites/default/files/BeesCreateBuzz.pdf

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2.3 Goedeker’s General Book Scholarship – Deadline Is July 31

Deadline is July 31, 2014, at midnight, CDT. Open to any student who is enrolled in an accredited college, from freshman through graduate students. Additionally, the scholarship is available to students studying abroad, taking classes online, or dual-enrolled high schoolers. You may be enrolled now or accepted for the coming semester. Those enrolled only for the summer are not eligible.

Enter by writing an essay about why attending college and your field of study are important to you. Give some insight into your personal background, your philosophy about learning, why you chose your field in particular, and any other information you feel is relevant. These will be judged based on originality, creativity, organization of thought, and proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

The grand prize is a $500 scholarship. Two $100 scholarships will also be awarded to honorable mention entries.

Goedekers, a Missouri store that sells appliances, furniture, mattresses, plumbing, and housewares–and ships free on many items–offers the Goedeker’s General Book Scholarship. Any high school senior or currently enrolled college student (including homeschoolers) is eligible. Please see the website for more information.

By the way, Goedeker’s philosophy is, “We believe everything we do should be for the greater glory of God. Our priority is to serve our fellow man to the best of our ability. We want our customers to see Christ in us and in everything we do.”

www.goedekers.com/college-scholarship

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2.4 Academic Internship at Ray Comfort’s Living Waters Ministry

Living Waters is a Christian ministry focused on evangelism and led by apologist/evangelist Ray Comfort. They are looking for Christian students who are working in film/TV post-production or graphic design, willing to commit to at least 40 intern hours, and–most importantly–have a heart for, and desire to reach, the lost. Interns will have a chance to film interviews, design tract or DVDcovers, edit video clips, and much more.

See the website or this pdf for detailed instructions, descriptions, and an application form.

www.livingwaters.com/pdf/LW_Academic_Internship.pdf

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2.5 Summer Camps at Virginia House – Richmond – Begin July 14

Virginia Historical Society’s Virginia House
428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA

The Virginia Historical Society galleries are closed for renovation, but the library and museum shop are open. Hours are Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Reservations are required; at the time of this writing, spaces were still available. Call 804-353-4251 or e-mail tbryan@vahistorical.org.

JR. AMBASSADOR PASSPORT TRAVELS SUMMER CAMP
Monday, July 14 through Friday, 18, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $150/ nonmember’s child and grandchild; $135/VHS member’s child and grandchild.

Travel to distant lands as a “junior ambassador” and experience the various cultures and daily life in countries where Weddell served in the US Foreign Service. See a detailed description on the website.

JR. MASTER GARDENER SUMMER CAMP (ages 9 through 11)
Monday, July 28 through Friday, August 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $150/ nonmember’s child and grandchild; $135/VHS member’s child and grandchild.

Spend a week investigating the different types of gardens located on the expansive grounds while learning gardening practices to use at home. See a detailed description on the website.

DIGGIN’ IN THE DIRT SUMMER CAMP (ages six through eight)
Monday, August 4 through Friday, August 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $150/ nonmember’s child and grandchild; $135/VHS member’s child and grandchild.

Campers will learn about Virginia plants, weather, and gardening. Projects will include creating butterfly gardens, growing herbs, making stepping stones, learning cloud types, and weather charting.

See the website for more information, including detailed descriptions of each camp; to register or ask questions, contact Tracy Bryan at tbryan@vahistorical.org or 804-353-4251.

www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/calendar?field_event_category_tid[]=67

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2.6 Article: Water Safety – “Investigators: Drowning is Silent”

This video demonstration shows how quietly someone can drown. Please watch the video, read the article, and have a happy, safe summer. Be aware that the grainy video shows how quietly and quickly a drowning can occur (the child was retrieved, revived, and has no apparent aftereffects).

www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/25583480/investigators-drowning-is-silent

You may also be interested in information on a phenomenon known as “dry drowning” or “delayed drowning.”

www.delightedmomma.com/2014/05/secondary-drowning-my-recent-experience.html

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