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CHillKids

December 2014

Fun Family Educational Resource of Chapel Hill • Carrboro • Hillsborough • Durham • NC Triangle

Meet the Wolf Brothers Roland & Trekkie Monster at the Conservators Center

Holiday Fun! Sharing & Giving: Heifer International & The Salvation Army

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Latkes, Latkes Good to Eat: A Chanukah Story by Naomi Howland

Sadie and her four little brothers are very poor and always hungry. On the first night of Chanukah, Sadie performs a generous act, and in turn receives a frying pan that cooks up sizzling hot, golden latkes on command. Sadie tells her brothers never to use the magic pan, but when she goes out one afternoon, the mischievous boys can't resist. They remember the words to start the pan cooking . . . but what were the words to make it stop? This humorous tale of generosity and greed is accompanied by bright, cheerful illustrations depicting a traditional Russian village. An author's note and a recipe for Sadie's latkes are included.

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teacher.scholastic.com/activities/holidays/ Holidays are fun for everyone. Open the scrapbooks to discover how kids across the globe celebrate three popular holidays. There are printable holiday activities and crafts here too.

All About Snow

http://nsidc.org/cryosphere/snow/science/types.html Learn all about the science of snow, snowflakes, how snow forms, types of snow, snow and weather, snow and climate, fun snow recreation and more from the National Snow & Ice Data Center.

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Chapel Hill/Carrboro/Hillsborough/ Orange & Durham Counties' Fun Family Educational Resource PUBLISHER/EDITOR Kate Look kate@CHillKids.com Trekkie Wolf image in December 2014 cover art based on photo by Kim Pyne.

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Welcome December! December is here and there are so many fun things to do! Go sledding on REAL snow at the City of Durham’s annual Holiday Fun Fest (December 6th - see the calendar on page 13), watch performances of the Nutcracker Ballet, and go and see Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (live on stage at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh - see the back cover for details.) Marvel at the gingerbread houses and beautiful holiday art work on display at the Carolina Inn in downtown Chapel Hill, and join in the fun at our local community's holiday parades in December. Read about what it's like to be a Parade Planner on page 19. Baby it's cold outside! Learn about the legend of Jack Frost, and how frost is made, on page 4. Check out the pictures of local wolf brothers Trekkie Monster and Roland in the snow at the Conservators Center (near Burlington, NC) and learn about the grey wolves. On December 15th the bells of five historic churches will ring together across Hillsborough 223 times, one each second, to mark the 223rd anniversary of the Bill of Rights. Learn more about the Bill of Rights, and Hillsborough's newly unveiled historic marker celebrating North Carolina's important role in the adoption of the Bill of Rights. December is a great time to look up at the starry night sky! Ask your parents to watch for the GEMINIDS (shooting stars) the nights of December 13-14th. If the skies are clear and dark enough, you can see an amazing show of shooting stars when the Geminids appear each December. Read about the stormy clouds around the seventh planet from the sun, Uranus, in NASA's monthly Space Place on page 7. This month we'll also learn about Heifer International and the Salvation Army and their mission to help families around the world, and in our own community. During this holiday season, let's all think about ways that we can help others out, share with others, and show how much we appreciate our families, friends, and teachers.

Happy Holidays! WINTER WONDERLAND 1. ___________________________ 2. ___________________________ 3. ___________________________ 4. ___________________________ 5. ___________________________ 6. ___________________________ 7. ___________________________ 8. ___________________________ 9. ___________________________ 10. __________________________

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Look out! Look out! Jack Frost is about! He’s after your fingers & toes! – Cecily Pike

The Norse legend of Jack Frost originated in Scandinavia. He was the elf son of Kari, god of the winds, and his name there was Jokul, meaning icicle and Frosti meaning frost. He would steal through towns in the night turning the town white and painting frost patterns on windows.

It’s simply about water changing from a gas to a solid. When the _______ tempe rature at ground level dips to the freezing temperature of water, 0° C (32°F), water _________ or mo isture in the air quickly freezes solid on cold surfaces. As this moisture ___________ fro ma gas (vapor) to a solid (ic e), it coats cold surfaces wi th a layer of small, needlelike __________ or spicules of ice. The size of the crystals de pends on the amount of ______ _____ in the air, the tim e and the temperature. Frost ____ ______ first on cooler su rfaces and in places where tem peratures dip lower. Whoops! Jack Frost knocked some of the words out of Dr. I. Cicle’s explanation. Find where each word belongs.

Standards Link: Earth Science: Students know ways in which weather and climate are affected by heating and cooling of the Earth’s surface.

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ANIMAL KINGDOM In the last few editions of Chill Kids, we’ve learned about binturongs— bearcats from Southeast Asia—and tigers, who are some of the biggest and coolest cats around! Now, we’re going to learn about a member of the animal kingdom that lives far away from the areas where tigers and binturongs roam. It’s probably an animal that you’ve heard a lot about: gray wolves.

A Howlin’ Good Time with the Wolves at the Conservators Center (near Burlington, NC) Now they are full-grown, beautiful, and mischievous! Even though Trekkie Monster is the alpha male of their little pack, both Trekkie and Roland enjoy getting into all kinds of silly antics with one another, and with their favorite human friends. Trekkie and Roland are often willing to demonstrate their marvelous, eerie voices for tour groups at the Conservators Center.

How many fairy tales have you heard that had a “big, bad wolf ” as the villain? Though they almost never attack humans in the wild, wolves are still considered one of the world’s most fearsome bad guys. Let’s look at some facts about this amazing animal, so we can see how awesome they really are! Gray wolves are the largest and most well known member of the canine family. They can grow to be up to 32 inches tall at the shoulder, and can weigh up to 125lbs. They have thick, insulated, waterproof coats to keep them warm in all kinds of weather, and when threatened, wolves can make all their hair stand up to make them look bigger (and scarier) than they really are.

- By Kasey Thornton, Communications Supervisor at the Conservators Center

Freya Tiger at the Conservators Center. Photo credit: Kim Pyne.

Wolf Brothers Trekkie & Roland

Roland in the snow. Image: Kim Pyne

because of habitat loss and overhunting, the gray wolf ’s range has been reduced to about a third of its former size. They have learned to live in many different kinds of landscapes, like prairies, mountain ranges, forests, tundra, and grasslands. Trekkie and Roland when they were pups. Image: Abbie Cooke

Despite their name, gray wolves can be a variety of colors, like white, yellow, black, silver, or brown. Wolves once ranged across the entire northern hemisphere, in places like Europe, Asia, Canada, and the northern United States. However,

Trekkie Monster wolf enjoys howling a greeting. Image: Kim Pyne.

Do you know what a wolf ’s family is called? Wolves live in groups called packs, and tend to hunt animals that are significantly larger than themselves, like elk, reindeer, deer, caribou, oxen, and bison. They have a very strict social hierarchy, led by a mated pair called the alpha Wolf brothers Trekkie and Roland. Image: Kim Pyne. male and female. Wolves are also known for their ability to communicate over long distances by howling. Visit Trekkie & Roland Because a lot of people think wolves are vicious creatures that frequently attack livestock and humans, wolves are extremely vulnerable to overhunting. Some people think they are doing everyone a favor by hunting wolves… but nothing could be further from the truth! In fact, it has been discovered that healthy wolf populations contribute to a strong, flourishing ecosystem in many places around the world. The Conservators Center is home to two gray wolves—brothers Trekkie Monster and Roland (shown in the pictures on this page) — who arrived from a zoo in Maryland in 2009 as puppies and were raised by a team of highly trained staff at the Conservators Center.

and almost 90 animals representing more than 20 fascinating and rare species at the Conservators Center near Burlington, NC! www.conservatorscenter.org Schedule a tour, and learn about the Conservators Center's animals, birthday parties, field trips, programs for scouts and youth groups, and overnight programs.

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Shar ing the Holidays Heifer International

Heifer International's aim is to end poverty and hunger throughout the world. They help needy families by giving out gifts of farm animals, training, seeds and trees. American farmer, Dan West, started the organization in 1944. The idea behind the organization came from this proverb:

Word Find Find some of the Heifer International gifts you can give below, and learn more at www.Heifer.com.

BUFFALO "Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. CATTLE Teach a man to fish; you have fed him for a lifetime." CHICKS Through Heifer International, you can give the gift of DUCKS livestock and fruit trees to people in need around the GEESE world. GOATS When Heifer International gives a goat or other HONEY BEES animal to a family, that family must "pass on the LLAMAS gift." Recipient families give the animal's first female offspring to another family in need. That family, in PIGS turn, passes on the gift to another family. So one gift RABBITS multiplies throughout the community, year after year. SHEEP WATER www.Heifer.org SEEDS

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Photos courtesy of Heifer International.

The red kettle and sound of a ringing bell that runs up to Christmas Eve throughout our communities is the seasonal program of the Salvation Army. The money donated during one four-hour period can provide two nights shelter and four warm meals for the men, women, and children who look to the Salvation Army for help (as well as toys for children).

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Can you find the two identical bells? ŠVicki Whiting

The Salvation Army

The Red Kettle campaign first started in San Francisco in 1891, and has been the Salvation Army's most successful fundraiser, reaching over 6 million people during the Christmas season.

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A Bright and Stormy Night

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By Alex H. Kasprak, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

You might think Uranus looks boring compared to the swirling surface of Jupiter and the mighty rings of Saturn. You wouldn’t be alone! It has a hazy and dull bluish color. It’s dim. It’s hard to see, small even in a telescope. It’s kind of... boring.

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But lately something exciting is happening there—huge storms!

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That’s because they don’t know why so many storms would be popping up now. They expected Uranus’s stormiest days to be back in 2007. The sun would have been shining right on its equator then. All the heat from the sun would have made the gases in its atmosphere circulate faster and cause storms.

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But not much happened in 2007. And now all those storms are occurring on a part of the planet where the sun’s warming is weakest. Scientists don't know about any other source of heat. If not the sun, what could be causing all the excitement?

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Nobody has a clue! According to one Uranus weather expert named Heidi Hammel: “Why we see these incredible storms now is beyond anybody’s guess.” Perhaps Uranus hasn't received the attention it deserves. That's too bad. It's likely that the more people look at this “boring” planet, the more it may surprise, confuse and excite us.

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These large storms with dramatic bright patches have been popping up so clearly that even amateur astronomers are taking note. The storms excite professional astronomers, too. But this wild weather also confuses them.

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6 Two infrared images taken by the Keck telescope on August 6th, 2014 showing storms in Uranus’s upper atmosphere (brighter coloring). Credit: Imke de Pater (UC Berkeley) and W.M. Keck Observatory Images.

Why did it take so long to discover Uranus in the first place? Check out NASA’s Space Place to learn the answer!

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In most species of deer, only the males have antlers. However, both male and female reindeer have antlers. Every reindeer is born with tiny nubs that eventually grow. Once a year, reindeer shed their antlers, but they always grow back again.

Standards Link: Life Science: Students know that living organisms have distinct structures and bodily systems that serve specific functions.

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NEW YEAR

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Wednesday, December 31st fun for the whole family...

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We love to publish your original art work, letters, poems and stories! Ask your parent/guardian to send or email your original art, along with their signed permission to publish, to Chill Kids at the Chapel Hill mailing address on page 3.

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By Jan Buckner Walker

The Original Crossword Puzzle for Kids and Their Favorite Adults

The across clues are for kids and the down clues are for grown-ups!

Kids Across

1. It's the state that has the most Eskimos 4. You might find these words on a New Year's card: _____ Wishes for a Happy 2015!" 6. To settle in for a long winter nap, as a groundhog does 8. It's a cozy top that folks like to wear (but the turtleneck type can mess up your hair!) 10. Want to warm up a room? Light a ____ in the hearth 11. Brrrr! What your teeth might do when you're very cold 13. This frosty dwarf planet is colder than Antarctica (and shares its name with a famous Disney dog) 15. Super-sloppy, wet snow 19. Face it -- these sometimes get rosy in chilly weather

A Time to "Chill" 22. The abbr. for the state where the natives greet winter vacationers with a warm "aloha" (or what that greeting means in English) 23. On a snowy day, they're proof that a bunny hopped across your yard

Parents Down

1. Contents of a sweater's sleeves 2. Shake with cold 3. Top spot: It's the height of success for a mountain climber 4. Silver part on a skate (or fan part) 5. One of four frosty foes over which postal carriers have historically claimed victory 7. Stuff of homemade 8As (or a long, winding story) 9. Shoulder-saving shawl (or

film's last shot) 10. It goeth just before the winter 12. Cold sore fact: Some use the oil from the fat of this flightless Australian bird as a moisturizer for dry or cracked skin 14. Tropical island destination in the daydreams of the winter-weary 16. What one might use to build a cozy cabin like Abe's 17. Hard winter precipitation (or the first word in the title of the song that herald's the POTUS' arrival) 18. Chimney's blast of smoke (or a certain magic dragon) 20. Now hear this!: These extremities are vulnerable to frostbite 21. Added your voice to a verse of "Auld Lang Syne"

Puzzle answers on page 16.

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check Out the new fulldOme planetarIum shOw at mOrehead planetarIum and scIence center! Learn how human body systems work together to keep you healthy. But watch out.

It’s pretty gross!

Open for special holiday hours during your school break:

www.moreheadplanetarium.org Produced by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, based on the book “Grossology and You” (© 2002 — text by Sylvia Branzei, illustrations by Jack Keely), published by Price Stern Sloan. GROSSOLOGY® is a registered trademark of Price Stern Sloan, a division of Penguin Group (USA) LLC. “Addressing the Science of Really Gross Things: Engaging Young Learners in Biomedical Science Through a Fulldome Show and Supporting Curricula” is supported by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA), Grant Number #1R25OD010522-01, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NCRR or NIH.

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A Christmas Carol The 40th Anniversary of the Hit Musical Comedy!

December 10-14 DECPA’s Memorial Auditorium

After 5 pm, every Tuesday: 1 free kids meal per adult entree of $7.99 or more. Also, if you bring in a current perfect report card, you get a free kids meal on any day!

December 18-21 Durham Performing Arts Center

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The first powered human flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright at Kitty Hawk, NC in 1903.

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Story Time

Ages 3 – 6 Mondays & Tuesdays 10:30 – 11:00 am and Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:00 pm Chapel Hill Public Library

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All Ages Wednesdays 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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spaceplace. nasa.gov/ meteor-shower

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Time for Toddlers

Ages 18-36 months with their caregivers Weds & Thursdays 10:15 & 11:00 am Chapel Hill Public Library

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Ages 3 – 6 Mondays & Tuesdays 10:30 am – 11:00 am and Tuesdays 3:30 pm - 4 pm Chapel Hill Public Library

Ring in the New Year with family bowling fun at The Mardi Gras! (See p. 10) www.mardigrasbowling.com

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A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater Tickets: Duke Energy Center Box Office DukeEnergyCenterRaleigh.com

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Hidden Picture Puzzles by Liz

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DeCEMBER 2014 Flick Picks Annie (In Theaters: December 19)

Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie (Quvenzhané Wallis) has led a hard-knock life with her mean foster-mother, Miss Hannigan. However, that all changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) takes her in on the recommendation of his advisers. Stacks believes that he's Annie's guardian angel, but thanks to the plucky youngster's confidence and sunny outlook, maybe Annie will save Will instead. Rated PG for some mild language and rude humor. 1 hr. 59 min. (Overbrook Entertainment, Marcy Media, & Sony Pictures Entertainment.)

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (In Theaters: December 19)

Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night At the Museum ever! Larry (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever. Oscar award-winning actor Ben Kingsley plays an Egyptian Pharaoh at the British Museum, and Dexter the Capuchin Monkey is back to his antics along with Jedediah (Owen Wilson), Octavius (Steve Coogan), Attila the Hun (Patrick Gallagher), Theodore Roosevelt (Robin Williams), and Dr. McPhee (museum curator, played by Ricky Gervais). Rated PG. 1 hr. 45 min. (20th Century Fox.)

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On December 15th 1791, the 10 amendments known as the Bill of Rights were added to the Constitution. The Bill of Rights protects the freedoms that are part of American life. Some of the freedoms and rights protected in the Bill of Rights include: • Freedom of Religion • Freedom of Assembly • Freedom of Speech • Freedom of the Press

Find the missing word for each blank line in the following story. The words are located next to the birthday cake.

Since the first 10 amendments of the Bill of Rights were written, 17 more have been added. Today, some 200 years later, the Constitution is still the set of laws that govern the United States.

Imagine you could make up the laws for a country. Would you want the laws to be for everyone? This is a question the people thought about over two centuries ago when they wrote the set of laws that are used to govern the United States.

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Standards Link: History: Understand the reasons for the addition of the Bill of Rights; enumerate the fundamental liberties ensured by the Bill of Rights.

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Bells Ringing & New Historic Marker in Hillsborough Celebrate North Carolina's Historic Role in the Adoption of the Bill of Rights

HISTORY A new historic marker in Hillsborough, NC celebrates North Carolina's important role in the adoption of the Bill of Rights as a part of the American Constitution.

in 1789, and North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the Constitution, in November 1789. The Bill of Rights amendments were officially added to the Constitution on December 15, 1791.

The first ten amendments to the Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights was drafted (written) by James Madison to respond to the insistence of several states, including North Carolina, that the Constitution should include a bill of rights to restrict the central government's powers, and for greater constitutional protection for the rights of individual citizens and states. The Bill of Rights lists specific prohibitions on governmental power. The new historic marker in Hillsborough marks the historical importance of the Constitutional Convention which took place there in1788. During this Constitutional Convention, more than 270 delegates debated ratification of the U.S. Constitution (from July 21st - Aug. 4th 1788), and voted to delay ratification until a bill of rights was added. At the time the delegates met in Hillsborough, 10 of the original 13 colonies had already ratified (signed) the Constitution, and there was a lot of pressure for North Carolina to also ratify the Constitution. However, North Carolina was one of the few original colonies that insisted upon including a bill of rights before it would ratify the Constitution. Since the Constitution did not yet

Five historic churches in Hillsborough will observe Bill of Rights Day on December 15th this year by ringing their bells at the same time, 223 times in a row. The bells will ring one second for each of the 223 years since the first 10 amendments (the Bill of Rights) were officially added to the Constitution in 1791.

Explore Historic Hillsborough!

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ells across Hillsborough will ring 223 times on December 15, 2014 to celebrate the 223rd Bill of Rights Day.

include a Bill of Rights in 1788, North Carolina did not ratify the Constitution during the Constitutional Convention in Hillsborough. North Carolina's insistence on a bill of rights helped create the pressure among the other states to amend the Constitution to include a bill of rights. The Bill of Rights were approved by Congress

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The oldest town in the Triangle, Hillsborough has history around every corner, with many colonial and early American buildings, historic sites and museums, and the historic homes of important people from North Carolina’s past, including a signer of the Declaration of Independence (William Hooper). A recent Wall Street Journal article described Hillsborough as “America’s Little Literary Town,” noting that more than a dozen wellknown writers call the town home, including best-selling author Allan Gurganus, Jill McCorkle and long-time television writer Michael Malone. Visit Hillsborough for hiking along the new Riverwalk trail, shopping, dining, parades and events, and explore early American history right here in our community. - CK

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EARLY LEARNERS LEFT

L is for Lion l is for lion

RIGHT Look at the faces in each row. Circle the faces that are looking to the left.

Learning Buddies: Read the two phrases aloud. Have your child read with you. Trace the uppercase and lowercase letter L. Say the letter as you trace it.

How many pictures can you find on this page that start with the sound that the letter L makes in the word lion? How many

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Learning Buddies: Trace and say the number. Read the questions. Touch and count to find the answers.

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Chapel Hill/Carrboro Preschool Fair Saturday January 10th, 11:00 am-1:00 pm Carrboro Century Center 100 North Greensboro Street, Carrboro preschoolfair@chapelhillmothersclub.org 919-943-8784

The Chapel Hill/Carrboro Mothers Club is holding their annual Preschool Fair Come check out which preschool programs are available for your child. Find out about enrollment procedures, sign up on wait lists, talk to school staff, and get connected. Many local preschools will be attending. This is a free event!

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INSPIRING CAREERS

Parade Planning

If you've ever stood on the sidewalk and watched a parade in person or have seen a parade on TV, you know that they are filled with music, amazing sights and lots of fun. It takes a lot of planning to organize events and parades! Ray Pulver is a parade planner who organizes parades in towns and cities around the country. He has 30 years of experience with all types of parades from small town celebrations to regionally and nationally televised parades. Ray talked with us about his work organizing parades, and how he first got involved in parade planning. "The very first parade I ever marched in was when I was just a Cub Scout," recalls Ray. "After that, I was hooked." Just after his high school graduation, Ray volunteered to help at his hometown 4th of July parade in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. For the next 20 years he served in a variety of roles with the parade committee. In 1994, he began his professional parade organizing career organizing "It's all about holiday parades, bringing a fun and in 2000 event to people. he started his I love watching own company, Upbeat Parade the crowd's Productions.

reactions!"

Organizing parades is a year-round job. There are patriotic parades, holiday parades and parades for special local celebrations. Pulver organizes more than a dozen parades each year.

Getting Started

"It all begins with a city or town that wants a parade," says Ray. "It requires a lot of community support, sponsorships to fund it, help from police and fire departments and lots of paperwork and permits." Parade organizers select a parade route, making sure there is enough room for staging areas: spaces for marching bands and floats to gather and line up before and after the parade. For the parades he organizes, Ray uses colored index cards to plan the flow of the parade: white for special guests and celebrities, blue for marching bands, pink for floats, yellow for dancing groups, green for horses, and orange for big vehicles like fire trucks. He places the cards in a long line on the floor, so he can visualize the parade.

Local Holiday Parades & Events in December 2014 In Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough and Durham, there are lots of fun holiday events and parades in December, including: The City of Durham's annual Holiday Fun Fest (including sledding on real snow, pony rides, bounce house, face painting & much more) on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Rock Quarry Park

The annual Hillsborough Holiday Parade on "I like to start off in a big way, and space Saturday, December 6, 2014 (starting at 4:45 pm) out the bands so that onlookers can almost always hear music and then have The annual Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday a big powerful, memorable finish."

Be Part of a Parade

If you are interested in seeing what it's like to be part of a parade, Ray says, "Parades always need all the volunteers they can get. By volunteering, you get to see the inner workings of a parade, how it's all done."

Parade on Saturday, December 13, 2014, from 10am - 12pm.

Visit www.ChillKids.com for more fun local holiday events & family events year-round.

Have fun watching the local parades in our community this December!

Photos courtesy of UpbeatParades.com.

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