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Welcome December! December is here and there are so many fun annual traditions to enjoy in the North Carolina Triangle! Have your picture taken with Santa and enjoy crafts and fun family events at Northgate Mall in Durham (see page 16), and enjoy the Festival of Lights at Hill Ridge Farms! (See page 3, below). the Triangle Youth Ballet's performances of The Nutcracker. The Triangle Youth Ballet presents its 22nd year of The Nutcracker this year with performances in Chapel Hill on December 2nd and 3rd, and performances in Durham on December 9th. December is a great time to look up at the starry night sky! Ask your parents to watch for the Geminid meteor shower ("shooting stars") the nights of December 13th to14th. Celebrate the Winter Solstice at the annual Lantern Walk on December 21st at the Riverwalk on the Eno in Hillsborough, NC (read all about it on page 6). Have fun learning about winter animals and the tracks different animals make in the snow with the Exploring Nature activities on page 7. While you are e njoying the holiday lights and s tar r y nights, be sure to think of ways to sho w your pare nts, a f amily, te ache rs, and f r ie nds ho w much Have joyful December! you appre ciate them. A simple card or a no te can br ighte n the ir day dur ing the holidays, or any day of the ye ar ! Happy Holidays!

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KIDS' ART CONTESTS

2018 Doodle 4 Google This year’s contest opens January 8th, 2018

Put on your creating thinking cap and get out your art supplies, because when you submit your own Google doodle art creation, your Google doodle could earn you a scholarship! The winning doodle also will be featured on www.Google.com for a day. So get to work and let the doodling begin! The 10th annual Doodle4Google contest is for students in grades K-12, and this year's contest opens January 8, 2018. The Doodle4Google theme last year (2016-2017) was: "What I see for the future." "What does the future look like? Are cities built in the clouds? Is it a place where everyone gets along - even cats and dogs? Or maybe a world where nobody ever gets sick? With the Google homepage as their canvas, young artists reached into their imaginations to share their vision for the future.

It’s time to put your imagination to work, because the Doodle 4 Google contest begins just after the New Year. Calling all K-12 students – bring your creativity to life in a doodle of the Google logo, using any medium you choose. The winner’s artwork will be featured on the Google homepage, and several finalists will win some great scholarships. You have probably seen some of the cool doodles that grace Google's Google logo artwork when the Google search box pops up. Sometimes these Google "doodles" are animated; sometimes they even include a kind of mini video game when you click on the Google doodle. Google doodles are the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists.

2017 Winner and 2017 North Carolina Finalist 2018 Doodle 4 Google Contest Participants in this year's contest are asked to create a doodle (can be a drawing or a 2D image of your 3D sculpture or collage) using any sort of material to create the doodle,"from crayons, to clay, to graphic design, even food and video games."

Image: abc11.com

Audrey Liu, a junior at Hopewell Academy in Cary, NC was the North Carolina state finalist of the Doodle 4 Google contest in 2017. Google representatives and television crews went to her school in February 2017 to announce that Audrey was the North Carolina winner (shown above). Audrey then competed with students from across the country for the grand prize. The 2017 Doodle 4 Google grand prize winner was Connecticut 10th grader Sarah Harrison's Doodle, "A Peaceful Future."

The doodle must incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e. As of this printing, the 2018 theme and details are not yet available. The 2018 contest opens January 8, 2018, and details will be announced on the website as soon as they are available: https://doodles.google.com/d4g/

For details, rules, FAQs, and to submit entries, visit https://doodles.google.com/d4g/

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Solstice Celebration Lantern Walk Hillsborough, NC Riverwalk, December 21st In the Northern Hemisphere, the Winter Solstice marks the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year, and marks the start of the winter season. To celebrate the Winter Solstice, the annual Solstice Lantern Walk will take place at the Riverwalk in Hillsborough, NC on December 21 at 5:45 pm. The color theme for the lanterns is all white.

Image: Kristin Prelipp / Hillsborough Arts Council

This event is free and open to the public. All participants must register in advance and bring a handmade, white lantern with a LED light. No flames are allowed.

BELLS are a new addition for this year! It is not required for participation, but lantern walk participants can purchase a bell for $1 to add a quiet twinkle to the otherwise silent walk. WHEN AND WHERE: Beginning at 5:30 pm, all participants must enter the Riverwalk from the Farmer's Market Pavilion, 144 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough. All other entrances will be closed. The 30-minute walk will begin a 5:45 pm. SPECTATORS: Spectators can view the Lantern Walk from the Eno Parking Deck (behind Weaver Street Market in Hillsborough). Only registered participants with lanterns will be allowed to enter the Riverwalk.

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Double Puzzle Unscrambled Clues (p. 8): Ski, Snowball, Snowboard, Build a Snowman, Sledding, Make a Snow Fort. Puzzle Secret Message: Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

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Exploring Nature! Sheri Amsel • www.exploringnature.org

Tracking Fun Facts Some mammals are diagonal walkers, moving their legs on opposite sides of the body. For example, foxes, bobcats, deer and moose are diagonal walkers. Weasels and otters are bounders, with their front feet landing together and the back feet landing behind or on top of the front track. Hares and squirrels gallop, with their back feet landing in front of their front tracks.

Winter Animal! Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Snowshoe hares

are built for long winters. Their fur gets thicker and turns white in winter to blend into their snowy habitat, and they have large feet for traveling on top of the snow.

They are active all winter.

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Their large, furry feet act like snowshoes for traveling on top of the snow.

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Exploringnature.org is an award-winning resource that inspires learning about science, conservation and the outdoors through school programs, field trips, illustrated books and online resources. Explore outside today!

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WINTER FUN DOUBLE PUZZLE 1. Unscramble each of the clue words. (Hint: The clue words are fun things to do in the winter snow.)

CLUE WORDS: KIS

THE ANIMAL HOSPITAL Highest quality veterinarian services, using state of the art technology & techniques

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* Dog boarding * Cat boarding * Luxury cat condos * Dog self-wash service

DULIB A NOSAMWN DINEGDSL KEMA A WONS FTRO

North Carolina’s best small animal practice, serving the community since 1974!

2. Decode the secret phrase!

Copy the letters in the numbered boxes above, to the boxes below with the matching numbers.

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112 West Main St. Carrboro, NC 27510

Happy Holidays!

www.theanimalhospital.biz

Puzzle solutions on page 6.

919-967-9261

Father Daughter Valentine Dance

5 Rules for Energy Safety 1. Always ask a grown-up for help when you need to use something that uses electricity.

Chapel Hill Country Club Saturday February 10 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

2. Don’t yank or pull cords from a wall. Pulling cords can damage the outlet, the appliance or the plug. 3. Ask a grown-up to put safety caps on all unused electrical outlets. This can also help save energy by stopping drafts.

Tickets available January 3 at the Triangle Youth Ballet Valentine Dessert Buffet Dancing with DJ Doug Daffron & Party Down Productions Portraiture by Photo Specialities

4. Keep electrical stuff away from water. Water and electricity don’t mix. Most electrical accidents in the home happen when people use electricity near water. 5. Never touch or go near any kind of power line! Stay away from power lines that have fallen down. Never climb an electric tower or pole, or any tree that is near electric lines.

Celebrating the parent child relationship, all fathers, mothers, sons and daughters are welcome.

Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation A Touchstone Energy Cooperative TM

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This is a beneÞt for the Triangle Youth Ballet, a 501 (c) 3 non proÞt and a member of the NC Center for Non-ProÞts.

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Chapel Hill Performances December 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. December 3, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Hanes Theater, Chapel Hill High School

& Holiday Family Fun at NORTHGATE MALL (See page 16.)

Durham Performances December 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. The Carolina Theater, Durham

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Triangle Youth Ballet

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

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between midnight & dawn Dec. 13 - Dec. 14, 2017

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

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spaceplace.nasa.gov/ meteor-shower

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

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Hidden Picture Puzzles by Liz How many hidden items can you find?

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Robots in Space Why do we send robots to Space? We can send robots to explore space without having to worry so much about their safety. Of course, we want these carefully built robots to last. We need them to stick around long enough to investigate and send us information about their destinations. But even if a robotic mission fails, the humans involved with the mission stay safe. Sending a robot to space is also much cheaper than sending a human. Robots don’t need to eat or sleep or go to the bathroom. They can survive in space for many years and can be left out there—no need for a return trip! Plus, robots can do lots of things that humans can’t. Some can withstand harsh conditions, like extreme temperatures or high levels of radiation. Robots can also be built to do things that would be too risky or impossible for astronauts.

BRUIE Buoyant Rover for Under-Ice Exploration Then there’s BRUIE, the Buoyant Rover for Under-Ice Exploration. This robot can float in the water and roll its wheels along the underside of an icy surface, all while taking pictures and collecting data. Scientists hope to someday use a robot The BRUIE robot rolls its wheels on the underside of an icy like this to search for surface. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech signs of life on icy bodies elsewhere in the solar system. For example, the underground oceans of Jupiter’s moon Europa or Saturn’s moon Enceladus.

Are all of NASA’s robots rovers?

No, there are many different kinds of robots! Take a look at this robot, called Hedgehog.

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What are some of the robots NASA is currently developing? Above: The Curiosity rover takes a self-portrait on a Martian sand dune. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS. Below: NASA has been investigating Mars with rovers since the Pathfinder mission landed in 1997 and deployed a small rover called Sojourner. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

This spiky cube of a robot (left) is being developed by NASA with Stanford University and MIT. Hedgehog is designed to explore small bodies, such as asteroids or comets. These have very little gravity and extremely rough terrain. Instead of rolling, Hedgehog hops and tumbles.

You’ve probably heard of some of NASA’s robots: the Mars rovers, like Curiosity and Spirit and Opportunity. But those are just a few of the most famous robots. NASA engineers are working on new robots all the time.

The spiky, cube-like Hedgehog robot. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Stanford

What if it lands upsidedown? No big deal. It can operate on any of its sides. It could even get itself out of a deep crater using a tornado-like maneuver that launches the robot into the air.

Does NASA make any robots that look like humans? Yes! These are called humanoid robots. There are some tasks for which a robot that moves more like a human might be best. For example, we might like a humanoid robot to help prepare a future human settlement on Mars. With such tasks in mind, NASA’s Johnson Space Center has developed a robot named R5, or Valkyrie.

Origami-Inspired Robot: Puffer (Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Rover)

Humanoid Robot R5, or Valkyrie

One of the latest robots is nicknamed Puffer, short for Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Rover. The inspiration for this lightweight, two-wheeled adventurer came from origami designs. The robot can flatten itself out and duck down to investigate tight spots.

This electric robot relies on cameras, sensors, lots of motors, and two computers.

Ask a parent or teacher to show you this NASA Space Place video to see Puffer in action! https://youtu.be/ nRmorQmGqVM Video credit: NASA/JPLCaltech

These tools help R5 to navigate its surroundings and move like a human. Whether walking, tumbling, flying or rolling, robots have a major role to play in space exploration! Visit NASA Space Place to learn more! http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/

The humanoid robot, called R5, or Valkyrie. Image Credit: NASA

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by John Jensenius, National Weather Service meteorologist

Let it Snow!

Winter is the time of year when people think about holidays, winter storms and, of course, snow! In the United States, the average yearly snowfall ranges from zero along the Gulf Coast to more than 6 feet in northern New England, mountainous areas of the West, and around the Great Lakes. In fact, some locations receive more than 10 feet of snow in a typical year! Winter storms can also bring heavy rain, sleet, freezing rain, high winds, cold temperatures, dangerous wind chills and even blizzard conditions. Moisture and cold air are the two most important ingredients needed for a winter storm to develop and intensify. Southerly winds on the east side of a storm usually supply the moisture that the storm needs to produce precipitation while northerly winds supply the cold air necessary for the precipitation to fall as snow, sleet or freezing rain. When weather forecasters predict the type of precipitation expected to reach the ground during a winter storm, they look at air temperatures at many different levels in the atmosphere. In most cases, the precipitation forms high in the atmosphere where temperatures are below 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Initially, the precipitation starts as tiny ice crystals, which then grow into snowflakes as they fall through the clouds. If the air temperature remains below freezing as the snowflakes fall toward the ground, the precipitation will reach the ground as snow. However, if the snowflakes

fall into a layer of air where the temperature is above freezing, the snowflakes will melt into raindrops. Then, if the temperature remains above freezing on the way to the ground, the precipitation will reach the ground as rain. It’s also possible that the raindrops could fall into another layer of air that is below freezing. If this occurs, the precipitation could reach the ground as either sleet (ice pellets) or freezing rain.

Cool Weather Fact

Water can be liquid below 32°F, when it is supposed to freeze! This is called supercooled water. Freezing rain can happen when snow falls through warm air (above freezing) and melts into rain before it falls into cold air right at the surface. It is supercooled, so it stays liquid even through the cold air until it hits the ground. Upon hitting the ground, freezing rain immediately turns into ice. If there is a significant amount of freezing rain, with more than ¼ inch of ice on the ground, it is known as an ice storm.

Sleet forms when raindrops or partially melted snowflakes re-freeze into a pellet of ice on their way to the ground. Even though the temperature may be below freezing where you are, sleet indicates that there is a warm (above freezing) layer of air somewhere above you in the atmosphere.

Sometimes you might observe that it is raining, but the air temperature is below freezing. We call this type of precipitation freezing rain because all or part of the raindrop freezes when it hits the ground (or a tree, wire or car). When freezing rain coats everything with a layer of ice, we call the storm an ice storm. Ice storms can cause power outages due to falling trees and wires.

This winter, if a winter storm heads your way, be prepared! To learn more, ask your parent to download NOAA’s brochure on winter storms at: www.nws.noaa.gov/om/ winterstorm/winterstorms.pdf

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HIDDEN PICTURE PUZZLES by Liz

How many hidden items can you find?

BOOK NOOK

The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's Wonder By Mark Cassino with Jon Nelson, Ph. D.

Snowflake Bentley

By Jacqueline Briggs Martin illus. by Mary Azarian

This book by a nature photographer and a snow scientist will inspire wonder and curiosity about the marvels of snow.

Of all the forms of water the tiny sixpointed crystals of ice called snow are incomparably the most beautiful and varied." Wilson Bentley (1865-1931)

From the time he was a small boy in Vermont, Wilson Bentley saw snowflakes as small miracles. And he determined that one day his camera would capture for others the wonder of the tiny crystal. Bentley's enthusiasm for photographing snowflakes was often misunderstood in his time, but his patience and determination revealed two important truths: no two snowflakes are alike; and each one is startlingly beautiful. His story is gracefully told and brought to life in lovely woodcuts, giving children insight into a soul who had not only a scientist's vision and perseverance but a clear passion for the wonders of nature. Snowflake Bentley won the 1999 Caldecott Medal.

How do snow crystals form? What shapes can they take? Are no two snow crystals alike? Why do snowflakes have six sides? These questions and more are answered inside this exploration of the science of snow, featuring photos of real snow crystals in all their beautiful diversity. With beautiful illustrations, clear and engaging explanations, and close-up photographs of magnified snow crystals, The Story of Snow is perfect for reading on winter days, Snowflake-catching instructions are also included for aspiring young snow scientists! The book includes simple directions for constructing a hand-held snowflake observation stage that will inspire children to take a closer look.

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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. A dimple is a little dent in this place on a person's face 6. What you put in your mouth when it's time to feed your face 7. It's all you have to do to see yourself in the mirror 8. You might have worn one over your face if you dressed up on Halloween night 11. People often laugh when they look at a camel because he has a _____ face 12. According to the Christmas song, it's the part of your house you might deck with a bough of holly (Fa la la la la la la la la...) 14. What a photographer hopes to see on everyone's face when she says, "Say cheese!" 15. Though I have a tongue, I can't talk or eat. I'm right there on your ____-- just look at your feet. What am I? 17. It keeps Santa's chin warm on a chilly Christmas Eve

18. Chap-free tip: It's smart to put on a little ____ balm before going out to play on a cold, windy day 20. To become a little red-faced when you are feeling embarrassed 21. A famous Christmas song says that this coat closer was used to make Frosty's nose 23. Face it!: Kids love to have this colorful stuff brushed on their faces at birthday parties 24. Look a piglet in the face and you'll see that this sticks out (Here's a hint: It's made up of his nose and his mouth)

Parents Down

1. In a world of high-definition, a star should always be ready for this tight shot: ____ up 2. 'Tis the season: A crimson print on the side of a face is proof that this mistletoe incident took place 3. One that is known to have a great sense of taste

4. Classic toy: Always goodnatured, Mr. Potato Head lets kids ____ all kinds of features to his face 5. Rapidly closes and reopens her eyes in disbelief (or what a light on a Christmas tree does again and again) 9. If a pie in the face gives you brain freeze, it was probably pie ___ mode (2 wds) 10. Giant one-eyed guy in Greek mythology 12. Above-the-neck profile pic on a website's "About Us" screen 13. Mascara's focus 16. Cuddly, red-faced buddy a toddler might find under the tree 17. Baby talk: It catches (or wipes) the drool from an infant's face 19. President who had a mole on his right 1A 22. Rudolph's antler count

Happy Holiday Faces

Solution on page 6.

kris@kapd.com

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12/2017

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DECEMBER 2017 Flick Picks Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Ferdinand In Theaters December 15, 2017

Ferdinand tells the story of a giant but gentle bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and taken from his home. Determined to return home to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover.

In Theaters: December 20, 2017

In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji. When they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji –Jumanji plays you. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever… A standalone sequel to Jumanji (1995), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is also a tribute to Robin Williams, star of the original film. Rated PG-13 for adventure action, suggestive content and some language. Action, Adventure, Comedy. (1 hr. 59 min.) Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Radar Pictures, Seven Bucks Productions.

From Blue Sky Studios and Carlos Saldanha, (the director of Rio) Ferdinand is inspired by the beloved children's book The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson, Ferdinand

The all-star cast features John Cena voicing the role of Ferdinand, along with Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Anthony Anderson and many more. Rated PG. (1 hour, 32 min.) Blue Sky Studies, 20th Century Fox Animation, 20th Century Fox.

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN Easy No-Bake Thumbprint Cookies Kids of all ages love these tasty cookies. They’re fun to make and perfect for a healthy holiday treat. Recipe courtesy of www.DrFuhrman.com.

Ingredients • 3 1/2 cups rolled oats • 8 medjool dates, pitted and chopped • 1 1/3 cups unsweetened soy milk or almond milk • 1 1/2 cups raw almond butter • 3/4 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut, divided • 1 cup 100% all-fruit preserves, optional

Preparation 1. [This step is for grown-ups only]: Grind oats slightly in a high-powered blender. 2. Pour into a bowl and mix with dates, non-dairy milk, almond butter, and 1/2 cup of the coconut. 3. Form into balls and roll in remaining coconut. 4. If desired, press down in middle with thumb and place a small amount of fruit preserves in the indentation. Refrigerate before eating. Makes about 45 cookies. (Serving size: 3 cookies) Find this recipe and many more at www.DrFuhrman.com.

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Joel Fuhrman M.D. is a board-certified family physician, NY Times best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. Dr. Fuhrman's best-selling books include Eat to Live, Disease-Proof Your Child, and many more.

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