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When planning a party, visualize the simple basics of a party and then build from there. Recall your own childhood memories of parties including guests, cake, games, and balloons. Start planning two to three months ahead to take every precaution from the beginning. Locations book up fast and sometimes it’s harder than you think to gather up every thing you will need for the party. On the following pages Savvy Kids offers party example ideas as well as where to go to get the things you need.

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pring is an awesome time to host an outdoor birthday party. The weather is warm, but not hot; and the lush green grass and colorful flowers are mother nature's decorations. Consider throwing a springtime birthday party at a local park or playground. Rent a pavilion to share with your guests; the shade will be a comfortable place for parents to sit back and relax as they watch the kiddos play. Playground equipment will be all the entertainment your party guests need. You could also organize a sport to play--parents vs. kids would be a great way to get everyone involved. Consider purchasing a themed party supply package from a party supply store. SpongeBob SquarePants, Hello Kitty, Iron Man, and more are available and typically contain tablecloths, plates, napkins, cups, party hats, noisemakers and more for a price cheaper than purchasing each of the items separately. Also, be sure to bring trash bags (in case there aren't any at the pavilion), matches (to light the birthday candles), sunscreen and first-aid kit (just in case).

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t the risk of stating the obvious: Arkansas summers are hot. What better way to beat the heat than with a water party. Whether you have a pool or a water hose, the party guests are sure to have fun. Stock up on water balloons, water guns, slip-n-slides and other water accessories and let the kids come up with their own games. Laughter will fill your backyard and warm your heart as you watch your birthday kid and their friends have a blast. Consider picking up some luau themed decorations. Tiki torches can help keep the mosquitoes at bay, brightly colored leis and hibiscus flowers will add a punch of color to your event. Consider picking up an ice cream cake for your guests to cool off with. You could also call Frosty Treats (501-791-3100) and request that one of their trucks drives through the neighborhood during your party. Each of your guests will be excited to pick their own sweet treats as they celebrate with you. Certainly make sure you have sunscreen and a first-aid kit on hand (just in case), a lighter or matches to light birthday candles, and life jackets on the chance some of your guests aren't strong swimmers.

birthday party unforgettable. Birthday parties for children are becoming more elaborate every day. Sometimes a kid’s birthday party with a simple theme just isn't enough. If you would like to create birthday parties that are special and unique, parties that your guests and children will remember forever, then these ideas should help get you on your way.

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fter a long hot summer, the cooler weather of autumn is always welcome. Consider hosting a party with fall activities in mind. Throw a costume party. The youngsters will love being able to wear their Halloween costumes (again). Pick up some small pumpkins and gourds in all shapes and sizes for your guests to decorate with paint, embellishments and stickers. Bob for apples, go for a hayride, or build a small haunted house (not too scary though!) in your garage. Many pumpkin patches open early during the fall months and are a great place to host a fall birthday party. Be sure to have blankets on hand in case it gets a little cooler than expected.

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DAVID & REBECCA SANDERS Dad: David Sanders, Director of Development for Arkansas Baptist School System; State Representative for District 31 Mom: Rebecca Sanders, part time choir director at Arkansas Baptist High School Children: Abigail, 11; Noah, 10; Isaac, 9; Elijah, 3; and Levi, 1 Current Projects/Activities: I direct an elementary honor choir at Arkansas Baptist that meets after school. I volunteer at school as the junior class sponsor and am currently organizing the school prom. Both David and I are involved with the worship team at church. Between David's work at Arkansas Baptist and the Legislature, he’s pretty busy! Parenting Style: I'm not sure we have a style. We have a home full of dominant personalities—there are no wall flowers at the Sanders house! We try to be stern and straight forward (but understanding) with discipline and liberal with love and affection. I have used "attachment parenting" for little ones: Breastfeeding, co-sleeping, sling wearing. Dr. Sears' "The Baby Book" is my favorite parenting book. Life lesson learned from parenthood: There are things you think you need for yourself that you don't. With many children, we have learned to get along with little time to ourselves. Keeping it organized: We teach our kids to be responsible for their own things. I had a Sunday School teacher ask me to help Abigail remember to do her daily devotional. I told her I'd help Abigail come up with a way that

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she could remember to do it herself, but I wouldn't remember to tell her every day. Abigail found a dry erase board that she attached her devotional with the question "have you had your devotion today?" That has reminded her to do it. I want my kids to be responsible for themselves, not responsible because they have a mom or dad doing everything for them. Advice for other busy parents to “keep it all together”: Remember, "This too shall pass." I say it all the time! (Sometimes I find myself chanting it.) And, sometimes things do fall apart--we're human. For those with big families, while it is good to do things together, individual time with each child is also important. Favorites: Book: Becca-Night Song by Tricia Goyer (of the ones I've read recently); DavidToo many to name, currently reading proposed legislation, and will switch back to books after the session. Music: Becca-Choral of course! Rene Clausen's "Prayer" is my favorite piece; David-Anything from U2! Place to shop for you: Becca-Target; David-Wherever a good deal can be found. Place to shop for kids: Target Family Activity: Becca-Going to First Baptist or Larry's Pizza West; Davidplaying hide and seek with the kids. Restaurant: Caper's Guilty pleasure: Becca-Dancing to 80s music; David-McDonald's French fries. Place to go for date night: Becca-Those are very, very rare, but dinner and a movie is my favorite…if we have time for both! David: Agreed. Vacation destination: With the family-Branson! We are hoping to make it to the beach this year. Won't leave home without: Becca-baby wipes and Visine; David-iPad.


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t first glance, Carrie White is your typical teen. She prefers her hair in a ponytail, has lots of friends and is looking forward to prom. Dig a little deeper and you will find a heart of gold and a young woman who puts the needs of others before her own. Carrie, a senior at North Little Rock High School, has overcome many hurdles in her young life. When she was nine, Carrie broke her foot. The break healed, but she now suffers from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, a severe and debilitating condition that can occur when the nerves in the leg cease to function properly. Month-long visits to the hospital are common for her. But through it all she’s managed to keep a smile on her face. While staying in Arkansas Children’s Hospital during the holiday season, Carrie noticed the many gifts the hospital’s patients received. She also noticed that the vast majority of those gifts were for younger children—the teens seemed to be overlooked.

Carrie White raised gifts for the teens in Arkansas Children's Hospital. She is pictured to the right with her teacher Patti Abbot and the gifts.

After being release from the hospital she spoke with one of her teachers at school, Patti Abbot, about her observation and that she wished there was something she could do. “Carrie said to me, ‘it would be so nice if a few of the businesses around town could donate some items geared toward older kids.’ I told her to go do it… and she did,” Abbot explained. Carrie started out by writing a letter to the managers of a number of local stores explaining her plan. She visited business owners personally, and on her own. The response from the community was tremendous. Carrie was able to fill 25 gift bags with $50 worth of merchandise. “I got donations from Kroger, Walmart, Hallmark and some other places,” Carrie recalled. She even got a few gift cards to give away or use to buy presents for the teens. “A lot of people could relate to the cause,” she said of Arkansas Children’s Hospital. “A lot of people have had a child there or has known someone who’s had a child there.” This service project is not Carrie’s first. She has been a Girl Scout since she was five, and serves on the North Little Rock Mayor’s Youth Council. She has volunteered for organizations like the Boys and Girls Clubs, the Rice Depot, Junior League of Little Rock, Women and Children First, among others. Carrie will graduate this spring. She plans to continue her education and hopes to obtain a degree in the medical field. “I’m keeping my options open, but I would really like to help other kids going through what I’ve been through,” she said. If you would like to donate to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, visit their website to learn how: archildrens.org.

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Organization

Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be overwhelming. You might look at your child’s playroom, your kitchen, your closet and think there is so much to do; you’re not sure where to start. Nila Ciesiel, Senior Design Consultant for The Closet Factory in Little Rock says the first step to organizing your home is to go room by room. For example, if you’re looking to get your kitchen organized go drawer by drawer, cabinet by cabinet clearing out items you don’t use. “If you break it down into segments, it’s much easier to manage,” Ciesiel explained. She also explained parents need a lot of storage space. Diapers and wipes, socks and shoes, play clothes and dress clothes—kids have a lot of things that need a place to go. “The key is to use adjustable organization so your shelves and bins can grow with your children,” Ciesiel said. “Once everything has a place, it’s much easier for children to help mom and dad clean up.” Something to consider: hiring a company like The Closet Factory to organize closets may seem pricey on the front end. Adjustable storage systems, manufactured to fit your space, will last you the lifetime of your home and since they are modifiable, you can change and rearrange shelves to fit your needs each year.

Cleaning Services

Let’s face it. Some of us are not going to get on our hands and knees and clean baseboards, or dust behind the refrigerator. When you come to this realization there is only one thing to do: call a cleaning service! Debbie Hoskins, owner of Busy Bees, gave us the dirt on the dirt! When choosing a cleaning service the first thing to do is assess your needs. Make a list of the things you need done. Some services may offer all of the items on your list as a “basic” cleaning package; however, more detailed services are usually available. By using a service such as Busy Bees, house management services are available. House managers can run errands such as picking up dry cleaning, personal shopping, and help you schedule appointments. “This service provides families with more time together,” Hoskins added. Hoskins also said to be sure to get a good estimate before committing to anything. Look for services who offer a free consultation. 10 | savvy kids MARCH 2011

Debbie’s Tip: To know that you’re not being charged too much, most cleaning services charge around $20 per hour.


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WHERE TO TAKE THE STUFF YOU CLEANED OUT As the saying goes, one person's trash is another person's treasure. As you're getting rid of items you no longer need/want/use, don't throw them out, donate the items to local non-profits so that your unwanted items can benefit other families. While there are a number of nonprofit organizations accepting donations, we narrowed down the list a bit and hope you will consider donating your items to one of these organizations.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas has partnered with Savers to open a Donation Center, 1125 South Broadway in Little Rock. The organization receives funds from the items collected through the donation center, which are sold through Savers, to support their mentoring programs. Donations of clothing, shoes, accessories, furniture, appliances, and more are accepted. For more information visit bbbsca.org.

My Favorite Thrift Store, benefiting Our House, an organization helping the working homeless, has two locations: 4606 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock and 1009 N. Van Buren in Little Rock. If you would like to donate directly to the store, they are accepting clothes, furniture, electronics, jewelry and household items. Be sure to indicate to the store staff that you are donating on behalf of Our House. For more information visit ourhouseshelter.org.

The Arc Arkansas provides support, housing, education and leadership to people with disabilities and their families. The Donation Center is one of The Arc Arkansas's primary funding sources and helps subsidize the many programs and services offered. Donations of clothing, bedding, shoes and other household items are accepted. The donated items are in turn sold to Savers Thrift Stores. Unusable cloth items are sent for recycling. For more information visit arcark.org.


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etting my kids to help clean up can sometimes be more of a hassle than the chores themselves. There is usually a song to sing (“Whistle While You Work,” Dora’s “Clean Up” song, etc.), and occasionally a small bribe to get the crew to work. While I catch myself thinking “the house would already be clean if I just did it myself” I know that when you’re four, everything has a lesson. Assigning chores to our kids teaches them to be responsible. They smile with pride when they’ve accomplished the tasks at hand and learn to appreciate their things so much more (and if they always have to clean up their messes they might make fewer messes throughout the day). The key to assigning chores is to understand what your child is capable of handling. You shouldn’t ask a preschooler to unload the dishes from the dishwasher when they can’t even reach the cabinets. That’s just frustrating for everyone! Parents should also remember that while your kids are capable to doing many chores they may not know how until you show them. To the right are some age appropriate chores your children could help with.

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BIR T H P D A PLA RT AY Y N N GU IN IDE G

birthday party unforgettable. Birthday parties for children are becoming more elaborate every day. Sometimes a kid’s birthday party with a simple theme just isn't enough. If you would like to create birthday parties that are special and unique, parties that your guests and children will remember forever, then these ideas should help get you on your way.

When planning a party, visualize the simple basics of a party and then build from there. Recall your own childhood memories of parties including guests, cake, games, and balloons. Start planning two to three months ahead to take every precaution from the beginning. Locations book up fast and sometimes it’s harder than you think to gather up every thing you will need for the party. On the following pages Savvy Kids offers party example ideas as well as where to go to get the things you need.

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pring is an awesome time to host an outdoor birthday party. The weather is warm, but not hot; and the lush green grass and colorful flowers are mother nature's decorations. Consider throwing a springtime birthday party at a local park or playground. Rent a pavilion to share with your guests; the shade will be a comfortable place for parents to sit back and relax as they watch the kiddos play. Playground equipment will be all the entertainment your party guests need. You could also organize a sport to play--parents vs. kids would be a great way to get everyone involved. Consider purchasing a themed party supply package from a party supply store. SpongeBob SquarePants, Hello Kitty, Iron Man, and more are available and typically contain tablecloths, plates, napkins, cups, party hats, noisemakers and more for a price cheaper than purchasing each of the items separately. Also, be sure to bring trash bags (in case there aren't any at the pavilion), matches (to light the birthday candles), sunscreen and first-aid kit (just in case).

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t the risk of stating the obvious: Arkansas summers are hot. What better way to beat the heat than with a water party. Whether you have a pool or a water hose, the party guests are sure to have fun. Stock up on water balloons, water guns, slip-n-slides and other water accessories and let the kids come up with their own games. Laughter will fill your backyard and warm your heart as you watch your birthday kid and their friends have a blast. Consider picking up some luau themed decorations. Tiki torches can help keep the mosquitoes at bay, brightly colored leis and hibiscus flowers will add a punch of color to your event. Consider picking up an ice cream cake for your guests to cool off with. You could also call Frosty Treats (501-791-3100) and request that one of their trucks drives through the neighborhood during your party. Each of your guests will be excited to pick their own sweet treats as they celebrate with you. Certainly make sure you have sunscreen and a first-aid kit on hand (just in case), a lighter or matches to light birthday candles, and life jackets on the chance some of your guests aren't strong swimmers.

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inter can sometimes be the hardest time of year to host a birthday party. Since it's far to cold to party outside, consider hosting a movie party indoors. Let your birthday boy or girl pick out their favorite movie and theme the party around it. If your little girl wants to watch a princess movie, have the kids make crowns out of construction paper and pipe cleaners as they arrive. They can wear the crowns as they watch the movie. If your little boy wants to watch a car movie, get some black and white checkered material and some craft dowels and have guests make checkered flags as they arrive. Every time their favorite racecar appears on screen they can wave the flags in the air! Be sure to have plenty of popcorn on hand. Go one step further and add chocolate chips and peanuts, or other small candies to make the popcorn a little extra special.

If you want to host a kid’s party that will be fun and memorable for your child and their guests consider hiring some entertainment. A children’s musical group, clowns, magicians, and costumed characters are just a few of the many types to choose from. A seasoned professional will know how to calm a child’s anxieties very early on and bring the group together into the fun zone! Be sure to look for reviews or testimonials on the entertainer to see how others rate his or her work. Find great entertainment here: Inflate Arkansas Mention Savvy Kids for free delivery. 501-499-4700 inflatearkansas.com Jack and Jill Celebrations 7207 Sheridan Rd. in White Hall 870-267-4277 jackandjillcelebrate.com

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hile it’s nice to sit down with our kids to discuss the details of their dream party, the chances of turning their dream into a reality may not happen this year. Let’s face it, busy 4 families don’t always have time to run all over town to gather supplies, food decorations, activities, entertainment, 15 and more! Consider hosting your child’s party at a business that offers birthday party packages. In most cases, these businesses offer every thing—including food, decorations, and entertainment. Package prices vary to fit everyone’s budget, and all packages include party preparation and clean up! (Score!) 5

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Adventureland Academy is more than a daycare! They are now hosting birthday parties. There are a number of party packages to choose from. Parents can relax while the personal party entertainer conducts 90 minutes of fun. Kids will enjoy navigating through 4 the 2-story indoor play maze with tubes, tunnels, slides and ball pits. For more information call 501-227-0880.

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Apricot Girls located in Sherwood has built a reputation for awesome makeover parties! With themes like Princess Tea Party, Fairy Tea Party, Rock Star Party, and Spa Party, your little ones will have a blast going glam! Each party includes a cupcake tower and refreshments, and all party supplies. Activities are included and guests can make a craft to take home as a party favor! For more information call 501-833-1000.

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Firefly Studio in Little Rock offers birthday parties in which your child's creativity can shine! Kids will have tons of fun picking a piece of pottery, and painting it however they

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want! Of course Firefly's talented staff will be on hand to help teach party guests a few tricks of the trade! Once the pieces are fired, each guest can take home their pottery as a party favor! For more information call 501-225-1403. Huff 'n Puff Gym in Jacksonville hosts some of the best organized dance and gymnastics parties around! Party themes include preschool gymnastics, basic and deluxe gymnastics, ballet princess dance party, hip-hop diva dance party, and preteen/teen dance party. Parties include a host/instructor and goodie bags. Some packages even include food, drinks, and costumes (if applicable). For more information call 501-985-1818. Jack and Jill Celebrations is a party place like no other! Located in White Hall, Jack and Jill Celebrations offers three party packages starting at just $100! Party themes include Wild Hog Cheerleader/Football party, Hawaiian Luau, Diva “Rock Star”, Princess party, Spa party, Video Game party, Jammie party, Super Hero party, Cowboy party, and more! The parties can be customized upon request. Jack and Jill also offers mascots and characters who can make a special appearance at any event. For more information call 870-247-4277. Just Scrap It is a scrapbook store like no other! If your little ones enjoy creating beautiful and creative scrapbooks, hosting a birthday party here would be tons of fun! The birthday kid has their photo taken with each guest as they arrive to the party. Once the photos are printed, the guest of honor decorates picture frames for the guests to take home as a party favor. In the meantime, party guests decorate single pages with the photos which are later put together in a scrapbook for the birthday kid to take home to remember the party. All decorating supplies are provided. For more information call 501-414-0740.


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Little Rock Athletic Club is home to the Down Under Center, a 7,000 square foot activity center where children have their own gym, a large indoor playground highlighted by a 27-foot spiral slide and interactive electronic “toys” including Dance Dance Revolution, Wii, Expresso Bikes and Sportwall Training Stations. Birthday party packages include a personal Party Coach, your choice of activity, ice cream, cake, drinks, party ware, balloons, piñata, favors and a special birthday t-shirt. For more information call 501-2253601.

package also includes live animal encounters, animal tours, and a special party gift for the birthday child. For more information call 501-666-2406. 11

12 Snazzy Pizazzy is a party boutique located in Benton. They specialize in girl’s makeover parties. Themes include Rock Star Diva, Pampered Girl Spa, Hollywood Starlet Soiree, Garden Fairy Tea Party, Enchanted Princess Party, Teddy Bear Tea Party, and Elegant Vintage Tea Party. The parties are recommended for children ages 3-10 and include dress-up costumes and accessories, hair styling, and make-up, an activity, take home craft, cupcakes, drinks, invitations, and a special surprise for the guest of honor. Parties can be customized at your request. For more information call 501-940-1104.

Little Rock First Baptist Church, located on Pleasant Valley Drive, has a new Bistro Party Room available for two-hour parties of up to 30 people. The party room includes Wii games, Ping Pong and Pool Tables, Foosball, Air Hockey, a full-size gym with roller skating available, and an indoor playground for children ages 5 and under. Parties are available on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. or on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. For more information call 501-227-0010. Little Rock Jams is the place to party like a rock star! Start the party with backstage activities and get rock star makeovers. Next, hit the stage to rock out to some of your favorite songs, real instruments can be played too! Parties include party hostess, cake, drinks, paper products, invitations and goodie bags! For more information call 501-312-1800. Little Rock Zoo parties are wild! Plus, all you have to bring is the cake, gifts and guests! Two party packages are available and include a party host, drinks, train ride, paper goods, use of the Jungle Room for one hour, a zoo party bag, and a trip into the Enrichment Pool for each child at the party (if age appropriate). The larger

North Little Rock Athletic Club is home to the Kid's Galaxy, a children’s area featuring a large indoor playground filled with special “soft play” equipment and slide, video games, television, foosball, and air hockey tables. Parties are available for kids ages 2-12 and include two Party Coaches, choice of activity, ice cream, cake, drinks, party supplies, balloons, and favors. For more 3 information call 501812-5555.

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The Wonder Place isn't simply a destination. It's a place that encourages imagination! The staff will lead the activities, cut and serve cake, and clean up afterwards. Admission for your guests, invitations, 8 paper products, juice boxes/ small waters for kids, make and take home art activity and a special present for the birthday

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War Memorial Stadium birthday parties are two hours of fun and excitement on the same field where so much history has taken place. Each party is given access to the locker room for presents and refreshments. The best part is you can invite as many people as you want! Two party packages are available and both include cake, ice cream, drinks, and party invitations...scoring touchdowns is up to you! For more information call 501-537-5229. Wild River Country is a cool place to party during the hot summer months! Located in North Little Rock, Wild River Country is full of exciting water slides, a huge wave pool and some shallow water attractions for young kids. Two party packages are available and both include FREE admission for the birthday kid, all-day admission for 12 guests, three hours on the party deck, drinks, paper goods, and a party hostess. For more information call 501753-8600. Willow Springs is Little Rock's original water park. Birthday parties have no age limit and include the use of a pavilion all day, all day admission (birthday kid is FREE!), and discounted prices for parents and siblings of invited guests. Refreshments are available at the Upper Deck Cafe. For more information call 501-888-4148.

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Decorations add color and excitement to every party. One of the easiest ways to decorate is to purchase party ware sets, consisting of matching table cloths, plates, cups, and napkins that convey a chosen theme. Balloons are also an easy and affordable way to decorate a party. Find party decorations here: Central Events 1340 Nabholz Ave. in Conway 501-327-4545 centraleventsinc.com June’s Hallmark 11525 Cantrell Rd., Little Rock 501-907-8025 hallmark.com Party City 11218 Rodney Parham in Little Rock 501-223-4929 4822 North Hills Blvd. in North Little Rock 501-978-3154 partycity.com

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Nothing says "it's my party" like a personalized birthday T-shirt. The shirt pictured here was designed by Punkee Monkee and is available in a number of colors. Birthday T-shirts, typically listing the birthday child's age, and sometimes name, have become quite popular among young kids. The Punkee Monkee style will take your kid from pretty to punk! Wear it with a fun tutu and leggings or accessorize with a fohawk and distressed jeans.

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March 25 Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules In this sequel to 2010’s surprise hit, Greg Heffley, the kid who made “wimpy” cool is back in an all-new family comedy based on the best-selling follow-up novel by Jeff Kinney. As he begins seventh grade, Greg and his older brother-and chief tormentor-Rodrick must deal with their parents’ misguided attempts to have them bond. Starring: Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick and Robert Capron. Rated: PG

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The Penguins are coming! The Little Rock Zoo has been making plans for the March 5 grand opening of the Laura P. Nichols Penguin Pointe exhibit. A number of activities are planned throughout the day. Be sure to take your camera! Savvy Kids would love to see photos of your kids in the exhibit! Visit our Facebook Fan Page (facebook.com/SavvyKids) to learn more! Here’s the full list of activities: 10 a.m.: Penguin Pointe Grand Opening Dedication , Civitan Amphitheater 10:15 a.m.: Penguin Pointe Ribbon Cutting and official open to the public 11 a.m.: Radio Disney’s Rock n’ Road Show, front entry plaza 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Docents with penguin activities, front entry complex 1:30 p.m.: Great Ape Scatter Feed 2:30 p.m.: Elephant Encounter and chance to win a painting by an elephant

Glass Slipper Program The Junior Auxiliary of Cabot is here to make your fairy tale come true with their Glass Slipper Program. The program is designed to give dresses to young ladies who can not financially afford a dress for prom. Now through April 30, dresses will be available to try on at the Bimini Butterfly, 2540 West Main Street in Cabot. The Glass Slipper Program is confidential. If you have a dress you would like to donate to the Glass Slipper Program, or have questions, contact Jenifer at 501-551-3620 or via e-mail at jenchandler3@gmail.com.


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MONDAY Cheeburger Cheeburger Free half Best of Both Basket with purchase of two adult entrees. Little Rock: 11525 Cantrell Road, 490-2433 CHICK-FIL-A First and third Monday of each month. • North Little Rock: 3929 McCain Blvd, 758-8497 SHORTY SMALL’S Up to two kids meals free per paying adult. • Conway: 1475 Hogan Ln, 764-0604 • Little Rock: 1110 N. Rodney Parham, 224-3344 • North Little Rock: 4317 Warden Rd, 753-8111

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BOSTON’S GOURMET PIZZA RESTAURANT • Little Rock: 3201 Bankhead Dr., 235-2000

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MARCH EXHIBIT BADGES, BANDITS, AND BARS: AR LAW & JUSTICE March 1 thru 11: Old State House Museum presents: Badges, Bandits, and Bars: Arkansas Law & Justice explores the state’s history of crime, law enforcement, courts, and prisons from preterritorial days to the mid-1980s. The exhibit includes compelling artifacts and photographs donated by the Arkansas State Police and the Arkansas Department of Correction, as well as objects loaned by other institutions and individuals, and those from the Old State House Museum’s own collections. For more information call 501-324-9685 or visit www.oldstatehouse.com. EXHIBIT ARKANSAS/ARKANSAW: A STATE AND ITS REPUTATION March 1 thru 12: The Old State House Museum’s exhibit, Arkansas/Arkansaw: A State and Its Reputation, sheds light on the evolution of Arkansas’s hillbilly image. The exhibit reveals the early development of a dual image, with Arkansawyers being portrayed as coarse, illiterate, and violent backwoodsmen on one hand, while also lifted up as noble frontiersmen-independent, honest, and humble. Brooks Blevins, curator of the exhibit, is the Noel Boyd Associate Professor of Ozark’s Studies at Missouri State University. He is the author of Arkansas/Arkansaw: How Bear Hunters, Hillbillies and Good Ol’ Boys Defined a State and Hill Folks: A History of Arkansas Ozarkers and Their Image. Museum Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. For more information call 501-324-9685 or visit www.oldstatehouse.com. 9TH ANNUAL ECLECTIC COLLECTOR: THE MODEL TRAINS OF BILL ALBRIGHT EXHIBIT March 1 thru 14: From a 1929 Ives train set that includes the engine, a baggage car and a buffet car to the Polar Express train of book and movie fame-Bill Albright’s collection of model trains will fascinate both the young and the nostalgic. Selected from a collection of more than 70, the exhibit includes more than 30 train sets along with several environmental pieces. Albright was introduced to trains as a boy when his father was a train mechanic on the Pennsylvania Railroad. He has collected trains for 68 years, since his first electric train was given to him (at age 9) for Christmas in 1942. A retired teacher from Jacksonville Elementary, Albright used trains in the classroom and carries 42 | savvy kids MARCH 2011

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on the tradition today, inviting school groups to his home to see the trains and learn more about them. Historic Arkansas Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to the galleries and parking are FREE; tours of historic grounds are $2.50 for adults, $1 for children under 18, and $1.50 for senior citizens. For more information call 501-324-9351 or visit www.historicarkansas.org. “WIGGLE WORM DISCOVERIES” March 1 thru 31: Wiggle Worm discoveries, designed for ages 4 and younger, allows children to experience hands-on activities that promote science literacy through experiments, crafts, and live animals. The program begins at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and is included with museum admission or museum membership. For more information call 501-396-7050 or visit www.amod.org. REVIEW THE REVUE March 2 thru 12: Celebrating their sixth successful season, the most talented young artists in the state will be reliving favorite memories and musical numbers from previous seasons. Our Young Artists’ programs are always a hit, these young people will dazzle and amaze you with their smooth moves, powerful voices, and quick wit so we advise you get your tickets early for this toetapping, leave-the-building-humming production! Conceived and directed by Nicole Capri Bauer. For more information call 501-378-0445 or visit www. therep.org.

NORTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS BOWL-A-THON March 4: Support Junior Achievement in your spare time. If you like to help kids, win prizes and have fun-JA’s bowling events are right up your alley. Each bowl-a-thon team consists of five members, and each team has a minimum goal of $600 (only $120 per bowler). Prizes are given for the individual and the team who raise the most to support Junior Achievement programs. It’s a Fun-Raiser as well as a Fund-Raiser. If you company doesn’t participate with a team, there are other ways you can contribute to the bowl-a-thon. Your company may want to consider being a T-Shirt sponsor with your logo printed on the T-Shirts…or, you could provide door prizes, such as company promotional items to be given away to

lucky bowlers. For more information regarding upcoming bowling dates, becoming a team captain, volunteering or sponsorship opportunities please contact our president, Paige Cox at 501280-9118 or via e-mail pcox@jaark.org. THE PENGUINS ARE COMING TO THE LITTLE ROCK ZOO March 5: The penguins are coming for the all-new Laura P. Nichols Penguin Pointe exhibit. The grand opening of this highly anticipated exhibit is finally here! The festivities start at 10 a.m. at the Civitan Amphitheater with a short dedication ceremony. Then, we’ll ‘march” to the new penguin exhibit for the official grand opening of the exhibit to the public! For more information call 501-666-2406 or visit www.littlerockzoo.com. KIDGITS BOOK BLAST March 5: Come join Radio Disney at McCain Mall’s Center Court to enjoy dancing, games, and reading with Simon Mall’s Book Blast! Absolutely FREE and Super fun for the whole family from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information visit www.radio.disney.go.com. SUPER SEUSS SATURDAYS March 5, 12, 19, and 26: Spice up your Saturday at the Clinton Presidential Center with Seuss fun including Dr. Seuss arts and crafts and book readings. Activities are free; however, admission fees apply to tour the library. Event time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information call 501-374-4242 or visit www. clintonpresidentialcenter.org. RHEA LANA’S CONSIGNMENT EVENT March 6 thru 12: You’re invited to Rhea Lana’s children’s consignment event. Shop for all your children’s needs in one spot. Clothing, toys, baby equipment, nursery furniture, maternity and more. Sell your children’s items as a Consignor and earn 70-80%. Volunteer and shop before the public to get the best deals first (Private Pre-Sale for Volunteers, Consignors and Guests: Saturday, March 5) Clothing and connecting with families since 1997. Event will take place at New Conway Expo Center 2501 E. Oak Street, Hwy. 64 East past Chick-Fil-A on the right. For more infor-

mation call 501-499-0009 or via e-mail at rhealana@rhealana.com. SPRING SEMINAR AT PINNACLE CLASSICAL ACADEMY March 8: The Classical Christian approach to teaching the Arts-God as Storyteller. In an age when schools are struggling to cover even basic reading, writing and arithmetic, focus on the creative arts is often neglected. Classical Christian education offers a unique approach to exploring and employing all of the creative talents that God has gifted to man. Event time: 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information call 501-240-9080 or visit www.pinnacleclassical.com. ARKANSAN OF THE YEAR AWARD March 10: Easter Seals will honor Gus Vratsinas as the Arkansan of the Year. The celebration will be held at the Statehouse Convention Center Ballroom at 6 p.m. Please, join us in honoring Gus for his many contributions to Arkansas through business, economic development and his philanthropy. Easter Seals especially wants to recognize his extraordinary vision for the future of the children and adults with disabilities served by Easter Seals, and for his thirteen years of dedicated board service. A V.I.P. reception will be held at 5 p.m., cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets to the dinner are $200 per person. You and a guest can attend the V.I.P. reception and the dinner by becoming a “Friend of Gus” for $1000 per couple. You can also purchase a table of ten for $2000. The event will last until 9 p.m. If you’d like to attend the event, you can purchase tickets online at www. ar.easterseals.com. “CELEBRATE AMERICA” March 10: Tim Janis, Arkansas Baptist High School, and PBS invite you to listen and watch this special broadcast at 6:30 p.m. on Arkansas’ AETN PBS. Arkansas Baptist High School has now joined the ranks of over fifteen thousand of our nation’s most outstanding young performers including celebrities such as Jackie Evancho and Emily Bear. Ten High School Choirs were selected to participate in the televised series “Celebrate America” from around the area. Arkansas Baptist High School elected to perform Be Thou My Vision under the direction of Rebecca Sanders in the Celebrate America program. Tim Janis is respected and well known for


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March 5: The penguins are coming for the all-new Laura P. Nichols Penguin Pointe exhibit. The grand opening of this highly anticipated exhibit is finally here! The festivities start at 10 a.m. at the Civitan Amphitheater with a short dedication ceremony. Then, we’ll ‘march” to the new penguin exhibit for the official grand opening of the exhibit to the public! For more information call 501-666-2406 or visit www.littlerockzoo.com.

the work he defines as “Music with a Mission.” His career has extraordinary and inspiring highlights which include producing and supporting many philanthropic projects with artists such as Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Ray Charles, Andre Previn, and The New York Philharmonic. Additionally, Tim Janis has produced fund raising programs for PBS along with George Clooney and James Earl Jones. “Celebrate America is a national program designed to give our nation’s youth a life enhancing opportunity by showcasing their choirs on Public Television” say Janis. For more information visit www.timjanis.com. DUCK DUCK GOOSE CONSIGNMENT SALE March 10 thru 12: Moms who shop Duck Duck Goose can find name brand, quality children’s clothing such as Gymboree, Polo, Hilfiger, Gap, Limited Too, Children’s Place, Baby LuLu, American Eagle, Old Navy, Smocked Dresses, and more. Picky moms shop at Duck Duck Goose. This event will take place at the State Fairgrounds Hall of Industry. For more information call Cindy Brantley at 501-804-6762 or via e-mail duck.duck.goose@ comcast.net. THE POINT 94.1 FM CLASSIC ROCK YOUTH ROCK ORCHESTRA March 10: This event will take place at the Robinson Auditorium, so get your tickets NOW!! Tickets may be purchased at Bryant Music Center, Ticketmaster, and online at www. youthrockorchestra.com. For more information visit www.point941.com.

LET’S TALK March 12: Southwest Community Center (6401 Baseline Rd. LR, AR) presents Inspirational Speakers, Entertainment, Food, and Door Prizes. Absolutely FREE event for the whole family. If you would like more information about this event, please feel free to contact Anthony Hampton at 501-779-5090 or by e-mail theimpactzone@ymail.com. NLRAC PARENT’S NIGHT OUT March 12: Drop the kids off at the Kids’ Galaxy located inside the North Little Rock Athletic Club and let our staff treat them to a fun evening of pizza, arts & crafts, moonwalk, and other fun activities. For children ages 3-12 years from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information call Diane Collie at 501-812-5555 ext. 232. DIAMOND BALL March 12: The Annual Diamond Ball, a Daddy-Daughter Dance benefiting Arkansas Children’s Hospital, will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Conway (2400 Prince Street in front of Conway High School). This magical evening, hosted by the Circle of Friends of Faulkner County, will include dancing, food, photos, and a large silent auction. A new Diamond Ball princess will be crowned and each couple will be presented with a special gift. Tickets are $40 per couple and are available at Ann’s Trendy Kidz in Downtown Conway or Greek Alley on Salem Road. For more information call 501-470-5868 or via e-mail at circleoffriends4ACH@gmail.com.

DANCING WITH THE CABOT STARS March 15: Cabot Panthers Education Foundation is presenting this event. The event will take place at the CHS Auditorium. Event time: 7 p.m. Admission: $10 for Adults and $5 for Students. Dance instructors: Priscilla Morris of Priscilla’s School of Dance and Lisa Cotroneo of Cabot Dance Academy. Tickets can be purchased at: CHS Office, Central Admin. Office, CHS Athletic Office, Priscilla’s School of Dance, Cabot Dance Academy, and Suddenlink. For more information contact Debbie Walters at 743-3530. THE SECOND ANNUAL TRIVIA CHALLENGE March 16: The Second Annual Trivia Challenge, presented by the Clinton Presidential Center and The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, invites are high schools from Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Pulaski County School Districts to compete in a “Jeopardy” type game related to the center’s exhibits and Encyclopedia of Arkansas. Event time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. For more information call 501-374-4242 or visit www.clintonpresidentialcenter.org. ARKANSAS ANGELS PAGEANT March 19: Arkansas’ First Special Needs Pageant will take place at Beebe High School Auditorium. Any child with special needs ages newborn thru 21 years of age may enter. Registration packets are available now. All contestants receive a FREE T-shirt, crown, and a fabulous goodie bag. Hair and makeup provided if needed. Jackie Romine Photography will be offering fabulous packages. See registra-

tion form for details. Special Emcee: Andy Mayberry. Performances by The I Can Dance Dancers. For more information call 501-499-3906, visit www. arkansasangelspageant.weebly.com or email arkansasangelspageant@ gmail.com. SPRING BREAK AT THE CENTER March 21 thru 25: Bring the family for some spring break fun including Dr. Seuss arts and crafts, and book readings. Activities are free; however, admission fees apply to tour the library. Event time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information call 501-374-4242 or visit www.clintonpresidentialcenter.org. BREAKFAST WITH REPTILES March 26: Join the Little Rock Zoo for a delicious breakfast buffet in Café Africa and a unique keeper chat all about reptiles. Seating is limited and prior reservations are a must! Breakfast with animals starts at 8 a.m. sharp! Please, be on time. Admission: Member Child $12.95, Member Adult $16.95, Non-Member Child $16.95, and Non-Member Adult $21.95. Reservations require a Visa, Master Card or Discover. Changes or cancellations are accepted through the Friday before the event by 2 p.m. For more information or to make reservations, please call 501-661-7218. EDUCATOR’S WORKSHOP AT THE CENTER March 29: Educator’s Workshop, Diversity, and Literacy will take place at the Clinton Presidential Center. Learn how important teaching modules and teaching techniques are for literacy across cultural barriers. This professional development workshop reinforces President Clinton’s belief that “literacy is the key to all learning.” For more information call 501-374-4242 or visit www.clintonpresidentialcenter. org.

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Savvy Baker turns four! Photos by Emily Griffin

5 Savvy Baker celebrated her 4th birthday with her friends at Just Scrap It in Sherwood. Savvy had her picture taken with each party guest as they arrived to the party. After the photos were printed she decorated picture frames for each guest to take home as a party favor. Party guests used a second copy of the photos to decorate a scrapbook page. When finished, all of the pages were put together in a scrapbook for Savvy to keep. Then, Savvy’s mom read aloud “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle. Next, everyone gathered to eat birthday cake and open presents. Savvy’s Very Hungry Caterpillar cake was designed by Knight’s Bakery in Cabot. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Katelyn & Caroline Dillon Savvy Baker Cake by Knight's Bakery Hunter Baker & Steele WIlkerson 5. Savvy Baker & Party Guests 6. Carter Bowman 7. Hunter Baker 8. Opening Presents 9. Brayden Griffin 10. Maggie Montgomery & Eden Moody 11. Steele Wilkerson

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Plan a special day out! Perfect for birthday parties, field trips, class projects, family day and more!

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Photos by patrick jones

Al Hunt celebrated his 8th birthday with his friends at Jump Zone in North Little Rock. Al and his party guests had a blast jumping and bouncing and sliding on the awesome inflatables. SpongeBob SquarePants even made a special surprise appearance (from Jack and Jill Celebrations in White Hall). Next, everyone gathered in the party room to eat cupcakes and open presents. Al’s SpongeBob cupcakes were created by Sam’s Club. Invitations were created by Molly’s Paperie.

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Al Hunt & SpongeBob Colleen Lawlor Michael Joe Lanari Al Hunt Annie Phillips & Erin McNamer Cupcakes by Sam's Club Sunny, Jackson & John Woodard 8. Rachel Lanari 9. Kate Fussell 10. Jose Pablo Gil 11. Colin & Luke Adams 12. Claire Adams 13. Sydney Phillips 52 | savvy kids MARCH 2011

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2011 Honda

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Optimal Utility F Indulgent Interior Powerful Performance

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Efficiency F Hi-Tech Features Comfort & Convenience F Safety

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Gatlen Brand turns eight!

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Gatlen Brand celebrated her 8th birthday party with her friends during a Diva Dance party at the Sonshine Academy in Conway. Gatlen and her guests wore hot pink feather boas as they learned a new dance routine. Next, everyone gathered to eat birthday cake and open presents. Gatlen’s dance themed birthday cake was created by Jennifer Satterfield.

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1. Gatlen Brand 2. Lindsey Cox 3. Sarah Spawnhurst 4. Dancing 5. Paige Bradford 6. Olivia Laird 7. Jasmine Saat 8. Katie Abston 9. Paisley Martindill 10. Cake by Jennifer Satterfield 11. Blowing Out the Candles

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cole sanders turns six! Photos by Teresa Dollar

Cole Sanders celebrated his 6th birthday with his friends at Ms. Toby’s Ranch in Conway. Cole, a young cowboy, and his party guests rode ponies around the ranch. There was also a petting zoo with lambs, goats, llamas and rabbits. Next, everyone gathered to eat birthday cake and open presents. Cole’s 3-tier cowboy cake and cowboy cupcakes were created by Wendy’s Whimsies in Conway. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Cole Sanders Caleb Hogue Lizzy McGinnis Cole Sanders & Party Guests Cole Sanders & Madison Hogue 6. Lily Sanders 7. Sydney Huff 8. Cake by Wendy's Whimsies

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FULBRIGHT E L E M E N TA RY

To Advertise, Call 501-375-2985 Sneak Peek at April’s Issue: Summer Camps and Activities Guide Everything you need to know this summer

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Puppies and hamsters and goldfish, oh my! What pet is right for your child? Go Green Green tips for every family

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Collaborative classroom art for Swamp Stomp auction

Fulbright Elementary is a multicultural school which provides an exciting nurturing learning environment for Pre-K through fifth grade students. At Fulbright, you and your family will experience a higher standard of learning.

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Accelerated Reader Store

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Swamp Stomp Fundraiser

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Don Roberts Elementary Father/ Daughter Dance

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Photos by Teresa Dollar

Girls and their sweethearts (AKA: Dad) spent a special evening together during the Don Roberts Elementary Valentine Father/Daughter Dance. Refreshments were provided by Market Street Catering, and cups were donated by Chick-fil-A. Each girl decorated the tables with photos, boxes and candy. Judging by the photos, everyone had a blast!

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Chloe & Josh Lynn Maggie & Jerrod Pinkston Maleah & Mark Jordan Georgia, Barry & Sophie Brant Best Friends! Sophie Skrivanos Ava Grace, Bryan & Cindy Davis 8. Ashley & Jeff Adams 9. Benton & David Bounds 10. Madison Tiner, Abby Adkins & Parker Gunn 11. Food by Market Street Catering

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Hunter Compton turns six! Photos by Teresa Dollar

Hunter Compton celebrated his 6th birthday with his friends at the First Assembly of God Church in North Little Rock. Hunter and his pals had a super time playing games, Wii, and bouncing in a giant inflatable bounce house. Next, everyone gathered to eat birthday cake and open presents. Hunter’s Super Mario Brothers birthday cake was created by his mom, Tahleigh Compton. 1. Hunter Compton 2. Cake by Tahleigh Compton 3. Hunter Compton & Party Guests 4. Blowing Out the Candles 5. Opening Presents 6. Grace Ann Collins, Anna Fetherson & Christien Collins 7. Playing Video Games 8. James Stuart

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SAVVY PROJECT

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SEVERE WEATHER preparedness kit Ka-BOOM! When you’re a kid and spring storms make loud noises, it’s easy to be frightened. Savvy Kids teamed up with Today’s THV Meteorologist, Ed Buckner, to give you accurate information about what happens during a storm, and what the different weather watches and warnings mean. Buckner also showed us how to make a severe weather preparedness kit. Every home should have one of these kits before severe weather hits. Thunderstorm-A storm that has lightning and thunder. A thunderstorm is a cumulonimbus cloud and can contain strong wind, hail or heavy rain with it. Lightning-Lightning is a bright flash of electricity produced by a thunderstorm. All thunderstorms produce lightning and are very dangerous. If you hear the sound of thunder, then you are in danger from lightning. Thunder-Thunder is the sound lightning makes when it heats up the air around it very quickly. The heat from lightning causes the air to expand and then get smaller very quickly causing the loud boom you hear. Hail-Hail stones are made of ice and are created when rain drops get pushed back up into the cold cloud tops from strong updraft winds where they freeze. This continues until the hail stone gets too heavy to stay in the air and falls to earth. Hail can hurt animals and cause damage to crops. Tornado-A violently rotating column of air in contact with the ground.

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Weather Watches and Warnings Defined: Tornado Watch-A tornado watch is issued when the air conditions could lead to the development of a tornado Tornado Warning-A tornado warning is issued when tornadoes are actually happening. If a warning is issued for your area you need to protect yourself. Severe Thunderstorm Watch-This means severe thunderstorms are possible and could develop at any time. Severe Thunderstorm Warning-This means a thunderstorm with winds of over 58mph or hail the size of quarters is happening. 58 | savvy kids MARCH 2011

Kit Contents: 1. Three day supply of fresh water 2. Non-perishable food items 3. Portable AM/FM battery operated radio 4. Prescription medicines 5. Fresh batteries 6. Flashlight 7. Car keys 8. NOAA weather radio 9. First-Aid kit 10. Change of clothes 11. Blankets

Ed’s Tip: If a Tornado warning is issued for your home or business you should seek shelter on the lowest floor. A basement is best if available. Stay away from windows and protect yourself as best you can. Hallways, bathrooms and under stairways are usually safer areas. Try to find a place in the center of the house away from any exterior walls.


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