General Interest Items – June 25, 2014

Posted on Jun 21 2014 in General by admin

2.1 4th of July Celebration – Beaverdam – July 4
2.2 Summer Reading Programs – Your Library – Underway
2.3 Sully Historic Site July Events – Chantilly – Begin July 3
2.4 Baseball from a Different Angle – Portsmouth – July 7; Register by June 30
2.5 17th-Century Domestic Material Culture Symposium – Surry – July 12
2.6 Moneyball – Portsmouth – July 21; Register by July 7
2.7 Youth Triathalon Camp – Richmond – August 18-21

 

2.1 4th of July Celebration – Beaverdam – July 4

4th of July Celebration at Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown
16120 Chiswell Lane
Beaverdam, VA

Friday, July 4, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Free. An all-American ice cream social and fun family activities round out this day of patriotism at the home of one of America’s favorite patriots.

http://preservationvirginia.org/events/detail/4th-of-july-celebrations-at-patrick-henrys-scotchtown

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2.2 Summer Reading Programs – Your Library – Underway

Check your local library to see what they are doing this summer. Some even have programs for adults; for example, Bateman Library at Langley Air Force Base has a program for kids and one for airmen who read educational material. If there is not an accessible program, how about brainstorming with other homeschool moms, your family, neighbors, or church group? Is there a small reward a child could earn for reaching the goal you set? Show your children how important books are to you!

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2.3 Sully Historic Site July Events – Chantilly – Begin July 3

Sully Historic Site
3650 Historic Sully Way
Chantilly, VA

Out Is In: Forgotten Road Tour
Thursday, July 3, 2014, at 2 p.m. Cost: Free.

This walking tour highlights the historic outbuildings, reconstructed slave quarter and south road. Space limited to 15. Cancelled if inclement weather or extreme heat.

Oh Say Can You See: Fun Facts, Games, and Trivia
Friday, July 4, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $7/adult, $6/student, $5/senior or child.

What does the Declaration of Independence actually say? Who were the signers participating in this act of treason? Do you dare to use a quill pen and add your signature to the list? Discover how the Declaration has shaped our lives. Tour included.

Hand Sewing Workshop for Kids
Wednesday through Friday, July 9 through 11, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: $90/child (ages 8-12); includes snack. Use code: 381 332 0501

Discover how essential sewing skills can be. Sew a haversack, try knitting and cross-stitch, weave a bookmark.

Dairy Days–Make Ice Cream and Churn Butter
Fridays, July 11 & 25, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $5/participant, tour cost separate. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations suggested. Use codes below.

Churn butter, crank ice cream and play historic games for a taste of 18th-century life. Ice cream and butter made at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Code 381 302 0001 July 11, 1 p.m.
Code 381 302 0003 July 11, 2 p.m.
Code 381 302 0002 July 11, 3 p.m.
Code 381 302 0006 July 25, 1 p.m.
Code 381 302 0007 July 25, 2 p.m.
Code 381 302 0013 July 25, 3 p.m.

World War II Living History
Saturday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $8/adult, $6/senior or child. Free for veterans and active duty military.

Travel back to the World War II era as Sully hosts Allied and Axis re-enactors for a weekend encampment. See what life was like for soldiers and civilians in the early 1940s. House tour included.

American Girls Camp
Monday through Friday, July 14 through 18, from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $190/camper (ages 5-9). Code: 381 224 8601.

Pack up your favorite doll friend and experience the life of an American girl growing up in the most interesting eras in history. Bring these times to life with your doll through fun activities, costumes, crafts, and themed games in a beautiful historic setting. Bring a snack daily.

To get more information about non-coded programs, call Sully Historic Site at 703-437-1794 or email Sullyevents@fairfaxcounty.gov.

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sully

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2.4 Baseball from a Different Angle – Portsmouth – Register by June 30

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum
206 High Street
Portsmouth, VA

Monday, July 7, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $40; includes admission and materials. $20 non-refundable deposit due at preregistration. Suggested minimum age is 10 years old. Pack a bagged lunch. Preregistration is required. Preregister by Monday, June 30 at 5 p.m.

Take a closer look at the math behind America’s favorite pastime. From the field specifics, to the angle in which the ball is hit, geometry is everywhere in baseball. Come spend a day with us, and you will be able to see the game of baseball from a different “angle.”

For more information see the website or contact Elaina Trafny at 757-393-8031 or trafnye@vshfm.com.

www.vshfm.com

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2.5 17th-Century Domestic Material Culture Symposium – Surry – July 12

465 Bacon’s Castle Trail
Surry, VA

Saturday, July 12, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Cost: $40/person before June 29; $50/person from June 29 to July 9. Space is limited to the first 35 registrants.

This Symposium goes beyond what you’ve learned in the history books. Focusing on the daily lives of average Virginians, it pieces together the archaeological and written evidence of 17th-century Virginians and sheds new light on an important part of our nation’s history. By examining discarded household goods and bills of sale, logbooks, and inventories, participants will uncover rare glimpses into the lifestyle, imagination, and resourcefulness of colonial peoples.

Guest speakers Beverly Straube, Senior Archaeological Curator Jamestown Discovery, and Nicholas Luccketti, the James River Institute for Archaeology at Williamsburg, will share their passion and knowledge about these artifacts and the insight they provide of 17th-century everyday life.

Recertification credits for teachers are available through this program. Please inquire with your particular school system for acceptability. Get more information at the first link; order tickets at the second link.

http://preservationvirginia.org/events/detail/17th-c.-domestic-material-culture-syposium

https://preservationvirginia.wufoo.com/forms/17th-c-domestic-culture-symposium/

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2.6 Moneyball – Portsmouth – Register by July 7

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum
206 High Street
Portsmouth, VA

Monday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $40; includes admission and materials. $20 non-refundable deposit due at pre-registration. Pack a bagged lunch. Suggested minimum age is 12 years old. Preregistration is required. Preregister by Monday, July 7, at 5 p.m.

Statistics in sports are almost as important as the wins on your team’s record. Learn the ins and outs of calculating and analyzing individual and team statistics and the effect they have on a successful franchise. With a friendly game of baseball to wrap up the workshop, you will be able to apply all that you learned in the classroom on the field.

See the website for more information, or contact Elaina Trafny at 757-393-8031 or trafnye@vshfm.com.

www.vshfm.com

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2.7 Youth Triathalon Camp – Richmond – August 18-21

Virginia Home for Boys and Girls
8716 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA

Monday, August 18 through Thursday, August 21, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost: $95/participant (ages 5 through 14).

Hosted by Endorphin Fitness, this camp will prepare kids for the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls Youth Triathalon as well as any other youth triathalon. Participants will be taught essential skills of the sport in a safe and fun environment. Participants in the camp can choose to participate in the Virginia Home For Boys and Girls Triathalon that will be held on the same grounds as the camp on August 23, 2014.

For more information or to register for the camp contact Michael Harlow at michael@endorphinfitness.com or call 804-741-1599.

http://www.endorphinfitness.com/races-events/vhbg-youth-triathlon/

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