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Welcome March! Hooray for March! The first day of Spring is March 20th bringing warmer weather and outdoor fun! Get outside and practice your basketball skills with the games and tips on page 10, and read about Piedmont Electric's Summer Basketball Camp scholarships on page 11. March is a fun month with lots to do here in the North Carolina Triangle! Have a great time at the Children's Festival at Northgate Mall on Saturday, March 17th; and have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny along with fun for the whole family at Northgate March 23rd - 31st (page 8). Learn how to draw a hatching chick on page 8, and complete the Kids Across Parents Down crossword puzzle (page 7) with a parent, grandparent, teacher, or your favorite aunt or uncle! Have fun completing the Math-a-Muse puzzles, Hidden Picture puzzles, word finds, mazes and games. Can you guess what the dot-to-dot pictures (pages 5 and 12) will be? Read the instructions for each dot-to-dot, connect the dots/ numbers, then color in the pictures. Have an amazing March!

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Look for Math-A-Muse Answers on page 2.

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March 17-24, 2018 Get your boots wet at a creek cleanup. Explore hidden paths to find animals and plants. Enjoy outdoor family activities! X S Q L K H P T M P K H I Q U

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Creek Word Search CANOE CLEANUP KAYAK LAKE NATURE RIVER SHORELINE STREAM WATERSHED WETLANDS

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Spring Dot-to Dot

Dot-to-Dot STARS: Stop at each star, then skip to the next number and start your line again. End at star 104. Then color in the picture! 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 the ChillKids mailing address on p. 3.

March Word Find F S E S K Q I R U Q F A A V S

S A T T P B L N C X S Z E R P

N S H P A R O I D U J R J U R

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March Blue Moon Daylight Saving Dr. Seuss

R E R E S H R Y Q O G R N O G

T Y U C Y R N I J M Y N A R S

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B E Y A V U M C A K W S U A O

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Basket Bunny Flowers Spring Showers

C R E E K W E E K D Z D E S E

G N I V A S T H G I L Y A D R

J O J J J S Y V M M L U Q Y S

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M N W H M L B U N N Y C I N T

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Nature Creek Week

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Hidden Picture Puzzle by Liz

Find the hidden pictures, then color the picture! How many hidden items can you find?

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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. Since a rabbit's teeth never stop growing, they'd get way too long if he didn't constantly ____ on hard things he happens to find 4. Please touch: If you want to get your hands on animals like rabbits, chicks and goats, you should go to the petting ____ 5. With just a few dips, this liquid can bring color to the 20D in an Easter basket 7. Did you know?: Rabbits have five toes on their ____ front paws (but only four on their hind ones) 9. A bunny's whiskers are sensitive, so they ___ when you touch them 13. Hey! What's going on?: A rabbit's ears sometimes perk __ when he is startled 14. Rabbit habit: He can gnaw on it as long as he likes and never get a splinter 15. A crunchy orange treat that a bunny finds yummy

16. According to the song, Peter Cottontail was seen hopping down the bunny ____ 17. The color of a rabbit's nose 18. You might see a silly rabbit on the box of a popular breakfast _____ 21. If Snow White had adopted several of the world's smallest bunnies, the fairy tale would be called "Snow White and the Seven ____ Rabbits" 23. The name of that crazy cartoon bunny (or another word for "insects") 24. A rabbit might think of your backyard garden as the neighborhood _____ bar

5. Warner Bros.' bunny's insistent inquiry: "What's up, ___?" 6. Storybook place in which Alice followed a rabbit down a rabbit hole 8. Bunny's coop (or pantry's cabinet) 10. Underground community of bunny tunnels (or billionaire Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway) 11. With 28 ___, a rabbit can graze for days 12. Surprise finish: Tortoise's cocky foe 17. Bunny's body parts that leave proof that it hopped through a snowy field not long ago 19. Years ago, every television had two tall antennae on top Parents Down that people called "rabbit ___" 1. No matter how warm the weather, a rabbit never takes off 20. If a waiter asks the Easter Bunny how he likes his ___, its fur ___ he will surely reply, "Hard 2. Cuddle time: Stuffed bunny's boiled" nighttime resting place 3. Surname of Peter, who was 22. I've been here before: Rabbits often ___ their chins on spotted hopping down the objects to mark their territory bunny trail

Funny Bunny

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triangle youth ballet

March Maze

Photography of TYB Dancer Courtesy of Steve Clarke

START

Help the bunny find the basket of eggs!

Camps l Classes l Coaching Ages 3 to Adult Beginning to Advanced

919-932-2676 www.triangleyouthballet.org The Triangle Youth Ballet, a 501 (c) 3 non proÞt, a member of the

North Carolina Center for Non-ProÞts, a member of the

Southeastern Regional Ballet Association, Inc, and Regional Dance America.

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hday, Happy Birt ! Dr. Seuss

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21st Annual

Read Across America

ReadAcrossAmerica.org

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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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Story Time

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

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Alexander Graham Bell phoned his assistant, Mr. Watson, in the next room.

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BLUE MOON

There are two full moons in March this year! When two full moons occur in a single calendar month, the second is called a Blue Moon.

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SPORTS

March Madness Basketball Fun

March brings the first days of Spring, windy kite-flying weather, and basketball fun! NCAA March Madness college basketball championship games take place this month, and it's a great time to practice your own basketball skills as the weather gets warmer in the NC Triangle. It takes a lot of practice to become a great basketball player. If you want to learn some great basketball skills or just have fun shooting the ball, here are some tips from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (www.ncaa.org) on how you can improve your game!

40 Free Throws What to do: Shoot 40 free throws in a row. You don’t need to make every one; just try your best. Keep track of how many you make and try to beat that number the next time out. If you can’t shoot from the regulation 15-foot free-throw line, just stand as close as you need to and eventually work your way back. Practice makes perfect!

Dribbling for Five Minutes What to do: Dribble a basketball for five minutes without letting it stop. You can use your left hand, right hand or alternate between the two. Start by standing still, and then walk or run as you dribble. As you get better you can challenge yourself by dribbling between your legs or behind your back. This isn’t required though; just keep the ball moving.

For more tips and games for kids, visit NCAA Kids at www.ncaa.org.

Defensive Slide Drill What to do: You can perform this drill with a partner or by yourself. Start by getting yourself in a defensive stance. While keeping your back straight and your backside out a little bit, bend your knees to get your body a little bit lower. Don’t lean forward too much, and keep your hands out at waist level to try and swipe the ball. From your defensive stance, slide your feet across first to the left about 5-8 steps, then to the right 5-8 more steps. It is important not to cross your feet. When you move left, bring your right foot to your left foot; then move your left foot out to the left, without crossing your feet. Try doing this drill from left to right 10-15 times. If you have a partner, have your partner mirror you while dribbling a ball, and don’t let him or her get around you.

1-on-1 What to do: 1-on-1 basketball is great when there aren’t enough people available for a regular basketball game. Get a friend and a basketball, and head out to the court. You'll only need a half-court to play. Shoot free throws to determine who gets the ball first. The person who gets the ball first then takes the ball out at the top of the key. Be sure to check the ball before you start by bouncing the ball in to the defender while saying check. The defender then catches the ball, and once he or she is ready, bounces it back to the offensive player, and the ball is in play. The offensive player should try to make the basket, while the defensive player should try to defend the basket. All the normal rules of basketball apply, so remember not to travel, double-dribble or foul your friend. Once a basket is made, give the other player the ball for her shot at a basket. Don't forget to check the ball back in. Try playing a game to 7 or 11, with each shot you make counting for one point. The first person to 7 or 11 wins. Have fun!

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Local Students Attend UNC and NC State Basketball Camps Hillsborough, NC - Each year, several local middle schoolers earn an all-expenses paid trip to basketball camps at UNC and NC State thanks to Piedmont Electric’s Touchstone Energy Sports Camp scholarships. Read on to learn more about their experience and how you could apply to win this awesome opportunity this year!

“I’ve been focusing on improving my layups,” Kassie said. “I’ve also become friends with my roommate, Samara.” Right: Kassie Ayers takes a shot at the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp.

At both camps, coaches and studentathletes worked directly with students to develop basketball skills and practice working as a team. Campers stayed in dorms, ate meals and experienced life on the college campus.

From handling skills, to shooting, to working together, the student athletes developed fundamental skills that will help them excel on and off the court.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY WORD SCRAMBLE

Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships are available to middle school students every year and are part of Piedmont Electric’s commitment to community. Scholarship winners are selected based on an application that includes academics, extracurricular activities and an essay. Statewide, Touchstone Energy cooperatives will send more than 50 students to camp this summer. Piedmont Electric sponsors one boy and one girl each summer (rising 6th, 7th or 8th graders). The application period is now open with all applications due by March 31. Piedmont Electric 2018 Basketball Camp Scholarships Applications due March 31, 2018 Learn more at https://pemc.coop/community/ boys-and-girls-basketball-camps/

THE ANIMAL HOSPITAL

Are you energy efficient? Test yourself by completing the word scramble below – and share these tips with your family and friends! 1.

Tell an adult about a leaky _ _ _ _ _ _ . You don’t want the water bill to rise from it. (efacut)

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Wash your full loads of clothes in _ _ _ _ water when possible.

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Make sure that _ _ _ is not escaping through cracks in your windows. (ira)

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Set your _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ to 68° or lower, and put on a sweater if you begin to feel cold. (tasmroteht)

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Use _ _ _ _ _ _ _ fans to cool down instead of pumping up your air conditioner. (gclinei)

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Use a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ oven instead of the regular oven whenever you can. (vacimorew)

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Turn on the oven _ _ _ _ _ to check on a dish rather than opening the oven door. (ltihg)

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Replace incandescent bulbs with _ _ _ lights. They last much longer! (DLE)

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When you _ _ _ _ _ your homework, do it the efficient way and use both sides of the paper. (intrp)

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When possible, take the bus or ride your _ _ _ _ _ _ _ instead of using a car. (bccleyi)

(oldc)

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

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

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

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Piedmont Electric A Touchstone Energy Cooperative

Above: Levi Jackola dribbles past the defense at the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp.

“Levi and Kassie are outstanding students, athletes and community members,” said Steve Hamlin, Piedmont Electric’s president and CEO. “We are proud to continue our tradition of providing local kids, our future leaders, this excellent opportunity to learn and grow in a college setting.”

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Kassie Ayers of Snow Camp attended the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp at NC State University.

Levi Jackola of Timberlake attended the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp at UNC in Chapel Hill. “I didn’t have a favorite thing, I liked it all!” Levi responded when asked about his favorite part of the basketball camp.

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Altostratus are huge sheets of gray clouds that fill the sky, allowing only a dim outline of the sun and no shadows on the ground. They often are pushed in front of an oncoming snow or rain storm.

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Cumulonimbus are thunderheads with low-lying dark bottoms that rise into giant rounded tops. They can have rain, snow, hail or lightning and sometimes even spawn tornadoes. Cirrostratus are thin sheets of high clouds that spread across the sky, making it a hazy sky. They show a ring around the sun, but enough light still comes through to cast shadows on the ground.

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Cumulus are cottony fair weather clouds that form shapes as they rise in a blue sky. They have darker, flat bottoms and rounded, puffy tops. They are fair weather clouds.

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Cirrocumulus are small, rounded puffs of clouds that ripple across the sky in rows, like fish scales. That is why they are nicknamed a mackerel sky.

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Cirrus are the most common high clouds. They are very high, wispy clouds blown by the wind into long wisps called mares’ tails. They are a sign that good weather will follow.

Find the following objects in the cloud bank below: a pitcher, loaf of bread, pear, potatoes, umbrella, lily pad, bunny, tomato, mushroom, baseball cap, plate and 3 flying birds.

Altocumulus are high, puffy clouds that spread across the sky in little rising masses. On hot summer days, they form afternoon thunderheads.

$MPVE'VO'BDU Cumulonimbus clouds have an anvil shape because they rise so high that they reach the fiercer winds of the outer troposphere and stratosphere, which cut off their tops into an anvil shape.

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Make the

Magical Connection

Reading aloud is not only the single most important thing a parent or caregiver can do to help prepare a child for reading and learning; it’s also a magical connection through the interaction between you, your child, and the book.

Reading aloud is love Reading aloud is a wonderful chance to share adventure, intrigue, and emotion — and that is irreplaceable. Connect with your child through a book and be transported to another time and place — together.

Reading aloud connects hearts and minds Reading aloud to your baby makes a connection between the things your baby loves the most — your voice and your touch — and books. And, you are building your baby’s brain too.

Reading aloud creates everlasting bonds The bond created while reading aloud with a child is priceless and generates memories that will last a lifetime.

Learn more at ReadAloud.org

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MARCH 2018 Flick Picks Sherlock Gnomes

A Wrinkle in Time

(In theaters: March 23, 2018)

(In theaters: March 9, 2018)

First introduced in the film Gnomeo and Juliet, the adorable title characters and their garden ornament friends have a new adventure featuring the legendary Sherlock Gnomes. In the heart of London, gnomes are disappearing from the gardens. Gnomeo (James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily Blunt) join forces with the great Sherlock Gnomes (Johnny Depp) and Watson to discover what is behind the mystery. Rated PG (for some rude and suggestive humor). 1hr. 40 min. (Paramount Pictures).

Based on the classic 1962 book of the same name by author Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time follows the adventures of Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, in their quest to find their scientist father who disappeared five years earlier. Their father, Mr. Murray, disappeared after he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg's classmate Calvin O'Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe. Rated PG. 2 hr. 3 min. (Walt Disney Pictures and Whitaker Entertainment).

Our Crazy Quilt of Planets

- By Diane K. Fisher

If all trees were blue, and every tree you had ever seen was blue, would you ask “Why are trees blue?” Maybe not. But if suddenly one day you saw a green tree, wouldn't you ask "Why is this tree green, when all the others are blue?" That's what happens when you discover new things. It makes you curious. It makes you want to know why one thing is this way, and another thing is that way. That's what exploring the solar system has done for humans. Before NASA's two Voyager spacecraft explored them in the 1970s and 80s, we didn't know very much about Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. The Voyagers revealed surprising differences among even Jupiter's four largest moons. Io had active volcanoes. Europa was covered in ice with crazy, crisscrossing cracks. Saturn's rings had "spokes," and in Saturn's atmosphere, the wind was blowing at over 1,000 miles per hour. Neptune's moon Triton had ice volcanoes. What a bunch of weird places! Many other NASA spacecraft have orbited or flown past these and other planets, moons, comets, and asteroids in our solar system. All in all, we have learned that our solar system is stranger and more diverse than anyone imagined. No two planets or moons look alike. Why not? Many appear to have formed in different ways. Why? And why do they orbit and rotate as they do—and where they do? Now our telescopes on Earth and in space are finding other planetary systems in our galaxy. But they have not yet found any similar to ours. Most of the gas giant planets in other solar systems orbit very close to their stars—even closer than Earth's orbit of the Sun. Our own gas giants are way out there, far from our star. Why? This article was written by Diane K. Fisher and provided through the courtesy of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California NASA's planetary science missions are all about figuring out our own Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). solar system. Why is it the way it is? Explore the solar system at the NASA Space Place, http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/menu/solar-system.

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