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JAN. 2010

Your source for kid ’s entertainment • health • education

A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE PANHANDLE ASSESSMENT CENTER


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Who we are... We are moms, dads and grandparents just like you. We have the same concerns for our children’s health, safety and education that you do. We created the Kidz Digest because there was nothing like it in Amarillo. We as parents and grandparents are always looking to improve and enrich our children’s lives and we assumed that many of our readers would feel the same way. Our mission is to make a meaningful contribution to our community. The Kidz Digest targets parents, grandparents and children themselves with a concentration on education, health, positive activities and community information. Besides providing a much needed service, we feel blessed to have happy, healthy children so we would like to give back by helping children in need in our area. So 10% of the proceeds of the Kidz Digest go to The Panhandle Assessment Center. The Panhandle Assessment Center is a nonprofit organization that provides emergency shelter and foster placement for abused or abandoned children in Child Protective Services (CPS) custody.

The Kidz Digest is distributed in American Classifieds once a month throughout Amarillo, Canyon, Bushland and Boys Ranch. We also distribute to the medical center, mall area and our advertisers locations. We also have a fun, interactive website at www.amarillokidz.com, that you can view the entire magazine and find useful tools, information, entertainment and other fun stuff for your children. Or become on friend on myspace at myspace.com/amarillokids We hope you grow to love and use this magazine as much as we do! We would like to thank you for your support and our advertisers for their contribution.

Sincerely, Debby, Cristi, Ryan, Jennelle, Becky, Jimmy, Teri, Leslie, Cherisa, Candy and all of our little rug rats!


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new movies

ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SKUEAKQUEL

AMARILLO PIANO EDUCATION CENTER Making Music Makes you Smarter! Play on...

Opens: December 23, 2009 Rated: PG Genres: Children’s/Family, Family-Oriented Comedy Mild rude humor Now in the care of Dave Seville’s nephew (Zachary Levi), Alvin, Simon and Theodore take a break from pop-music stardom and return to school. Almost immediately, the tiny tunesmiths are given the giant task of saving their school’s music program by winning a battle of the band’s contest. Though the boys think winning the contest will be easy, romantic and musical sparks fly when they meet Brittany, Eleanor and Jeannette — also known as The Chipettes.

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The APE Center is proud to offer Amarillo a new kind of Piano Store! Group Lessons! Private Lessons! Piano Rentals too! Ask About The Roland Music Tutor!

One Hour, Once A Week Is Only $20.00 We Have All The Newest and Coolest Pianos and Tutors To Help You Learn Quicker and Have More Fun! Come See How We Do Piano Differently...

Call us for more information or visit our website

AMARILLO PIANO & EDUCATION CENTER

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feature article... Registeration Is Now Open For 2010 Summer Camp Season Come to Glorieta Summer Camps and experience an unforgettable summer of fun, adventure, and growth! Glorieta Summer Camps is made up of three separate camps, Camp Glorieta for Boys, Camp Glorieta for Girls and Glorieta Family Camp. These exceptional facilities are owned and operated by LifeWay Christian Resources. At our boys and girls camp activities are designed with each specific age group in mind. Our staff go the extra mile by taking time to walk with campers when they need a friend, being exceptionally patient in teaching a new skill and calling or e-mailing them during the school year just to check in, according to Hal Hill, director of LifeWay Summer Camps and Glorieta Conference Center. “The staff’s goal is for each camper who comes through our gates to know that he or she is loved unconditionally. We want our campers to know that God has created each of them as individuals, with different gifts and traits that only they possess,” he said. The camps are founded on the teachings of Jesus Christ, and Glorieta camp staff will seek to show the love, grace and truth of Him in all that they do, Hill noted.

www.amarillokidz.com “The lives of our staff are called to reflect God in such a way that the lives of their campers will be transformed. That’s why love for Jesus Christ and young people is our primary criteria for hiring our carefully selected staff,” Hill said. Beginning in the summer of 2010, Glorieta Summer Camps will begin offering Family Camp. These week long programs will give your family plenty of opportunities for adventure in the Southern Rocky Mountains. Along with great games, encouraging speakers, and uplifting worship leaders to help your family grow closer together and grow closer to God. Our heart and our passion at Glorieta Summer Camps is to exalt Jesus in all that we do. The philosophy at our camps for boys and girls is on growth...physically, socially, mentally, and spiritually. At our family camps we focus on enriching, enhancing, encouraging and engaging the family. “Our goal is to help campers build their relationships with God in a safe, fun-filled environment and build memories that will last a lifetime,” Hill added. For more information call 866.794.CAMP or visit www.glorietacamps.com.


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calendar of events...

Every Mon.-Fri. Until Nov. 25th

Story Time • Southwest Branch Library- 6801 W 45th, (806) 359-2094

Every Monday Monday Madness • Jump-n-Jive

Every Tuesday Until Nov. 30th PAJAMA TIME STORY TIME. Dress in your PJs and come hear bedtime stories with us. We’ll be serving milk and cookies & lots of fun! Tuesday evenings from 7:15 to 7:45. • Northwest Branch- 6100 W 9th, (806) 359-2035

Every Tues.-Thurs. Imagine Tomorrow Computer Classes. Ages 3 to 7. Sample class at www.imaginetomorrow.com • Rays of Learning, 4231 Ridgecrest Cr. Ste. C 806-683-1922, 806-331-6380

Every Wednesday Wee Wednesday • Jump-n-Jive

Every Thursday Until Oct. 31 Music in Motion • North Branch Library- 1500 NE 24th, (806) 381-7931

Every Thurs. & Fri. Laugh and Learn program for Parents and Babies (birth to three years old)! Join us for music, play, and picture books to introduce your child to life-long learning. We will offer three 30-minute walk-in sessions per week. Session times are as follows: Thursdays at 11:00 and Fridays at 10:00 & 11:00. We look forward to seeing you! Call 359-2035 for more information • Northwest Branch- 6100 W 9th, (806) 359-2035

Serving Amarillo Since 1999

Every Saturday Story Time! Crafts, Music, Games, Prizes and More! 4:30-5:30pm • Hasting’s - 2020 S. Georgia St. Children’s Story Time 2:00pm • Barnes & Noble 2415 Soncy Rd. 806 352-2300

Thu., Dec. 17 Four Seasons - Create your own snowflakes and discover how the seasons are made! Featuring the book Calendar by Myra Cohn Livingston • Don Harrington Discovery Center (806) 355-9547 Mover Con Musica • North Branch Library 1500 NE 24th, (806) 381-7931

Sat., Dec. 19 Polar Bear Hike - What can you see on a winter evening in the canyon? Find out by joining park staff for a hike on the Juniper Riverside Trail, weather permitting. Group size limited to 40 5-6 p.m.; reservations required, deadline November 19, 2009. (806) 488-2227, ext. 106 • Palo Duro Canyon (806) 488-2227 Silver Clay - Come make pure silver jewelry! It is pure silver mixed with an organic material so it acts like clay. you press it into a base mold and then choose a top stamp (or your child’s fingerprint) We will fire it in our little silver clay kiln and the organic material burns off leaving 99.9% pure silver. • Brush With Art 1948 Civic Circle, (806) 355-6565 Christmas in the Canyon Open House - Join us at the Interpretive Center from 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. for Christmas in the Canyon. Enjoy refreshments and hear stories read by the park interpreter. • Palo Duro Canyon (806) 488-2227 Sculptures Giant Balloon Art 10:30am-1:30pm • Don Harrington Discovery Center (806) 355-9547 Down Syndrome Guild Christmas Party • Don Harrington Discovery Center (806) 355-9547

“It All Starts With A Good Nights Sleep”

INCLUDES BUNKIE BOARDS Each Piece. Any Size Sets Only!

Financing Avilable W.A.C.

MISSION TWIN/FULL

$379.99

ECONO 2004 TWIN OVER TWIN Layaway Available Mon-Sat 9-6

$249.99

2510 Paramount Blvd. • Amarillo, TX • 806.351.1752


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Amarillo, Canyon, & Bushland Tx. • 806.358.7777 • 800.687.8144 www.educationcu.com


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Sun., Dec. 20 Amarillo Gorillas vs Corpus Christi Ice Rays • Amarillo Civic Center (806) 378-3096 Light Painting • Don Harrington Discovery Center (806) 355-9547

Mon., Dec. 21 LED Jewelry and HOt Air Baloons • Don Harrington Discovery Center (806) 355-9547

Tue., Dec. 22 Bibles and Barrels • Arena of Life Loop 335 Washington PAJAMA TIME STORY TIME. Dress in your PJs and come hear bedtime stories with us. We’ll be serving milk and cookies & lots of fun! Tuesday evenings from 7:15 to 7:45. • Northwest Branch- 6100 W 9th, (806) 359-2035 Confident Kids Life Skills for ages 4-12. • Hillside Christian Church 806 457-4925 LIght Painting and Spin Art • Don Harrington Discovery Center (806) 355-9547

Wed., Dec. 23 Story Time • Northwest Branch- 6100 W 9th, (806) 3592035 Jitterbots and Scribblebots • Don Harrington Discovery Center (806) 355-9547

Thu., Dec. 24 SANTA IS COMING. • Your Home

Fri., Dec. 25 MERRY CHRISTMAS

Sat., Dec. 26 Stomp Rockets and LED Jewelry • Don Harrington Discovery Center (806) 355-9547

www.amarillokidz.com Amarillo Gorillas vs Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees • Amarillo Civic Center (806) 378-3096

Sun., Dec. 27 Giant Balloon Art • Don Harrington Discovery Center (806) 355-9547

Tue., Dec. 29 PAJAMA TIME STORY TIME. Dress in your PJs and come hear bedtime stories with us. We’ll be serving milk and cookies & lots of fun! Tuesday evenings from 7:15 to 7:45. • Northwest Branch- 6100 W 9th, (806) 359-2035 Bibles and Barrels • Arena Of Life Loop 335/Washington Confident Kids Life Skills for ages 4-12 • Hillside Christian Church 806 457-4925 Spin Art and Sculptures • Don Harrington Discovery Center (806) 355-9547

Wed., Dec. 30 Jitterbots and Stomp Rockets • Don Harrington Discovery Center (806) 355-9547 Story Time • Northwest Branch- 6100 W 9th, (806) 3592035

Thu., Dec. 31 Scriblebots and Hot Air Balloons • Don Harrington Discovery Center (806) 355-9547 Amarillo Gorillas vs Rapid City Rush • Amarillo Civic Center (806) 378-3096 Music in Motion • North Branch Library- 1500 NE 24th, (806) 381-7931

Sat., Jan. 2 New Years 3 V 3 Tournament for all ages, Boy and Girls, with pool play and championship brackets in each age group. Call 806 292-1010 or visit www.hoop10.com • Amarillo College Carter Fitness Center 2011 Washington

2 2 CARE CARE FOR FOR KIDS KIDS Coalition of Health Services, Inc.

The CHIP Program Offers Medical Coverage for Those Uninsured Texas Children Who Do Not Qualify For Medicaid.

You Will Never Know Until You Make The Call! Apply For Help Today! Connie Chavez Program Supervisor

301 S. Polk Suite 740

806.337.1700 1-888-892-2273 Toll Free connie.chavez@cohs.net

SAVINGS Now Caring

Mudd Pie

Tender y Used

3357 BELL • 353-5135


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Sun., Jan. 3 Amarillo Gorillas vs Tulsa Oiler • Amarillo Civic Center (806) 378-3096 Boot Camp - Intense agility, quickness, and basketball skills training. 806 292-1010 or visit www.hoop10.com • Amarillo College Carter Fitness Center 2011 S. Washington

Tue., Jan. 5

We Welcome All Parents & Grandparents To Join The Fun With Kids! Chemicals • Toys • Parts Supplies • Cleaning • Service

6040 SW 33rd Ave Amarillo, TX 79106

806.358.7601

Bibles and Barrels • Arena of Life Loop 335/Washington PAJAMA TIME STORY TIME. Dress in your PJs and come hear bedtime stories with us. We’ll be serving milk and cookies & lots of fun! Tuesday evenings from 7:15 to 7:45. • Northwest Branch- 6100 W 9th, (806) 359-2035 Confident Kids Life Skills for ages 4-12 • Hillside Christian Church 806 457-4925.

Wed., Jan. 6 Parent and ME Little Scientists - Discover how fun science can be with hands on experiments. Explore Alka Seltzer rockets and more in this fun class where science starts early • Don Harrington Discovery Center (806) 355-9547 Amarillo Youth Symphony • Amarillo Globe News Center (806) 376-7767

Thu., Jan. 7 Parent and ME Little Scientists - Discover how fun science can be with hands on experiments. Explore Alka Seltzer rockets and more in this fun class where science starts early • Don Harrington Discovery Center (806) 355-9547 Amarillo Youth Symphony • Amarillo Globe News Center (806) 376-7767


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Fri., Jan. 8

Early Childhood Intervention

Story Time: We’ll read “Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark” by Will Grace and Ken Geist. Kids will paint their own little shark. Reservations needed. • Brush With Art- 1948 Civic Circle, (806) 355-6565

Texas Panhandle Mental Health Mental Retardation Serving Potter-Randall Counties

Sat., Jan. 9 Amarillo Gorillas vs Texas Brahmas • Amarillo Civic Center (806) 378-3096

Tue., Jan. 12 PAJAMA TIME STORY TIME. Dress in your PJs and come hear bedtime stories with us. We’ll be serving milk and cookies & lots of fun! Tuesday evenings from 7:15 to 7:45. • Northwest Branch- 6100 W 9th, (806) 359-2035 Bibles and Barrels • Arena of Life Loop 335/Washington Confident Kids Life Skills for ages 4-12 • Hillside Christian Church 806 457-4925.

Thu., Jan. 14 BOUNCE - Offensive skills camp designed especially for league play and the upcoming AAU season. Call 806 292-1010 or visit www.hoop10.com • Amarillo College Carter Fitness Center 2011 S. Washington

Serving Texas Families Who Have Babies & Toddlers Birth to 3 Years with Disabilities & Delays An Affilliate of Texas Early Childhood Intervention

“Happy Rooms For Happy Kids!” Artist Info: Lesley Ingham ~ I have always loved art. I have always loved creating, and I have always loved pretty things, but I had never experienced the kind of inspiration that I have now with my two precious children: Allison (3), and Kahlon (1 1/2). From the moment I knew I was expecting Alli, I began thinking of beautiful theme ideas for her nursery... and we ended up with a spring time type of theme, since her birthday is in April. Butterflies and bunnies in light pastels and sheer draperies is what I came up with. I beamed with joy each time I walked into her room! It turns out that her room matched her - light and blonde-headed, and pretty!

Design Schemes For Boys and Girls

Fri., Jan. 15 Amarillo Gorillas vs Arizona Sundogs • Amarillo Civic Center (806) 378-3096

★ Murals ★ Paintings ★ Children's Name Letters ★ Lamps ★ Hat/Baseball Cap Racks

★ Toy Boxes ★ Shelves, Dressers, Furniture ★ Picture Frames ★ Time-Out Benches ★ Towel Racks

and So Much More!!

Sat., Jan. 16 Amarillo Gorillas vs Rapid City Rush • Amarillo Civic Center (806) 378-3096

806-433-0241

Do You Have A Cute Kid?

Submit Your Pictures of Your Kidz Babies up to 10 Years Old,

For A Chance To Win A $300 Photo Package From Connie’s Photography! Winning photos will be based on funniest, cutest, most unique

Please Email Photo to: design@amarillokidz.com or Mail to: 1612 S. Washington • Amarillo, TX 79102 Please include child’s first name and age. By sending in photo, you are giving permission for photo & child’s first name to be published in the Kidz Digest and any contest marketing information.


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! N O O S G OPENIN PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY CHILD CARE, GET WELL, RESPITE AND THERAPY SERVICES

• Mommy Cam’s

• Astro-Turf Playground

• 6 Weeks to 14 Years

• All Certified Teachers

• Organic Natural Meals

• Transportation To & From School

Open Monday - Friday 6:30AM to 6:30PM

7701 S. Coulter • Amarillo, TX

806.322.7444


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2-Day Common Sense Parenting Seminar 2 Saturdays, Dec. 12, 2009 & Dec. 19, 2009 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM Each Day

TPMHMR Children’s Services Bldg. 1500 S. Taylor St. Instructor: Janice James, MA, QMHP

Get new ideas and skills, hone old one, and gain confidence “to do what really matters; create bonds, enhance the relationships and teach the values of your family that will be handed down for generations to come.” ~ The Authors of Common Sense Parenting

Must Attend Both Sessions for Certificate. (CEUs Offered For LPCs, MSWs, Childcare Workers and General)

NO CHARGE Adults Only-No Children Limited Seating! Must Pre-Register!

806-359-2005 Sponsored by: S.T.A.R. (Service-To-At-Risk) Youth and Their Families.


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dining...

JOE’S CRAB SHACK TUESDAYS Family Fun Night! Kids Eat for ONLY $2.

FAZOLI'S- 2512 Soncy Rd.• 806-457-9996 TUESDAYS (5pm-8pm)- One 99¢ Kid's Meal with adult purchase. Kid’s Night! Enjoy crafts, games, food, and fun!

RUBY TEQUILA’S 806-358-RUBY MONDAYS- Kids Eat FREE

MR. GATTI’S JASON’S DELI- 34th & Coulter • 353-4440

MONDAYS- KID’S EAT FREE! With the purchase of an adult buffet and 2 drinks at regular price. 12 & Under. Limit 2 kids per adult. 5pm - close. 2 & under FREE.

TUESDAY- KID’S EAT FREE after 4pm

RED ROBIN 8720 I-40 W • 806-359-9800 TUESDAY (3pm-Close) KIDS EAT FREE! 12 & Under. Open at 11am

NACHO’S- 3333 S. Coulter • 322-1140 TUESDAY- KID’S EAT FREE with adult meal.

BEEF O'BRADY'S- 7306 SW 34th • 806-358-0997

CHOP-CHOP JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE 3300 S. Coulter • 806-457-0700

WEDNESDAY (4pm-8pm)- One FREE KID’S MEAL with adult purchase.12 Years & Under.

THURSDAY- One child under 12 eats EATS FREE with each adult meal purchased

HOME PLATE DINER5600 S. Bell 806-359-4444 CHICK-FIL-A- 4510 S. Coulter • 806-468-8885

SATURDAY- One FREE KID’S MEAL with purchase of one adult meal.

THURSDAY- KID’S EAT FREE!

APPLEBEE’S 2820 S. Soncy & 5603 Ama. Blvd. W

LIN’S GRAND BUFFET 8440 I-40 W • 806-350-5688

WEDNESDAY- Kids Eat for 99¢!

KIDS EAT FREE EVERYDAY! 3 years and under.

WAFFLE HOUSE

KALEIDOSCOOPS 6010 SW 34th • 806-359-4551

SUN-THURS- 4pm-8pm, Kids under 10 EAT FREE one child per adult.

WEDNESDAY- Junior ice cream cone for only 99¢

BLUE SKY 4201 I-40 West 806-355-8100 TUESDAY- 5pm Kid’s meals on $1.39 with purchase of adult meal

activities...

LOGAN’S ROADHOUSE 8310 I-40 West • 806-467-8015 MONDAY & TUESDAY Kid’s meals only $2.99

WIENERSCHNITZEL All Locations! MON-FRI- 5-9pm KIDS EAT FREE!

HOME DEPOT

WESTERN BOWL

Kid’s Workshop 1st Saturday of each month from 9am-12pm, all ages. Call 457-0410 for more information.

FREE Bowling at Western Bowl. Go to www.kidsbowlfree.com/westerntexas

LOWE’S

EASTRIDGE BOWLING

Kid’s Workshop 2nd Saturday of each month from 10am11am, all ages. Call 353-2003 for more information.

Sign up online for Free bowling at Eastridge Lanes www.kidsbowlfree.com

Submit Your FREE or Discounted Services For Children At No Charge! Email to: events@amarillokidz.com • Please let us know if any of the above special are no longer in effect.


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Description; A glossy digest distributed in American Classifieds and individual business location once a month, that is dedicated to health,...

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