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Welcome August August in the North Carolina Triangle is a great time for a weekend trip to the beach! Catch a wave and watch some of the annual surfing competitions in Wrightsville Beach (read all about it on pages 6 and 7). Visit www.chillkids.com for more ideas for fun family outings year-round. If youâ€™re a fan of meteor showers, August is going to be an exciting month! Meteor showers sometimes are referred to as "shooting stars," (although they are meteors, not stars, shooting across the night sky). The Perseid meteor shower is among the best of the year. This year watch for the Perseid meteor shower beginning August 9th through August 11th, peaking the night of August 12 - 13th in the early morning. Gaze at the full Moon on August 15th, and compare the Moon Map on page 13 to identify the features of the Moon. See if you can find the place where the U.S. Apollo 11 astronauts landed on the Moon 50 years ago! August 3rd is National Watermelon Day - cool off with a watermelon berry popsicle (recipe on page 11) and check out the Guinness World Record-winning watermelon (weighing in at over 350 pounds!) August 11 is National 811 Day, a national reminder for everyone to call 811 before you dig in the ground anywhere. Learn all about it (with fun puzzles and games) on page 14. Have a happy August!
Hidden Picture Puzzles by Liz How many hidden items can you find? Check out the Annual Surf Contests in Wrightsville Beach August 2019! (Pages 6 and 7).
SUMMER READING Summer by Alice Low and Roy McKie This classic easy reader book eedited by Dr. Seuss is a visual ffeast of summer fun, with ccharming, simple, and vividly ccolorful illustrations on every p page that bring to life the joy of cchildhood summers. Swinging, riding bikes, w watering the garden, running aafter butterflies, standing u under a waterfall's shower, ggazing at the twinkling fireflies, ssummer Ferris wheels, huge watermelon slices, toasting w marshmallows over a campfire, m ffireworks, trips to the beach, making sandcastles: Summer's rhymes and illustrations capture the fun of an idyllic summer for beginning readers (ages 6 - 8 years). Visit www.chillkids.com for more summer reading book selections for kids of all ages, and for fun local family activities year-round in the North Carolina Triangle.
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this antelope seems to almost fly through the tall grasses of Africa 22. A frilly skirt that rises and spins whenever a ballerina 5Ds 23. A rocket leaves a fiery trail in the sky as it speeds into outer ______ 24. It's what most kids will say right away if you ask, "Do you want to go to the amusement park today?"
1. Located on the border between the U.S. and Canada, it's nature's watery wonder: Niagara ____ 2. In the days leading up to Christmas '96, this ticklish toy flew off the shelves like Superman 4. Traveling the world: A ____ password is a passport to to the web 5. Spin gracefully on one toe while performing Swan Lake
6. Type of tag kids play at the speed of light 7. More than just a mood swing: In a flash, __. Jekyll becomes Mr. Hyde (abbr.) 10. What a Harley has that a Huffy doesn't 11. Faster than fax: When it follows "electronic" or "text," it signals instant communication 12. Piercing paper fastener 14. Furry "grass-hopper" often seen scurrying through a backyard 16. Thank you very little: Autographed items, given by a state trooper to a select few 18. Halley's _____ travels at a speedy 40 miles per second, getting faster as it gets closer to Earth 19. Fastball returner 21. Code that ensures an envelope will arrive ASAP (or synonym for speedy) firstname.lastname@example.org
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Surfing Competitions & Events in Wrightsville Beach, NC Catch the Surfing Fun in August 2019!
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC – Three headline surf events return to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina in a span of ten days in August. First, on Aug. 16-18th, one of the largest surf contests on the East Coast returns for its 14th year: the annual O’Neill/Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest. The Surf Fest attracts 200 professional and amateur surfers from Florida to Rhode Island, with some of the pros flying in from California, Barbados, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, and Hawaii. “You have so many good athletes that show up, and a different set of circumstances every year as far as waves and the conditions,” said Brad Beach, Event Manager. “I don’t think we’ve had a repeat pro champion in our 13 years.” O’Neill/Sweetwater also presents Saturday’s Music and Art Fest in the park, combining local musicians, arts, crafts, and family activities. Next up on Aug. 19th is Surfers Healing, an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of those with autism by exposing them to the experience of surfing. Surfers Healing is celebrating twenty-two years of providing camps at no cost to children in Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and the United States.
2018 O'Neill-Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest Photo Courtesy of Brad Styron
Izzy Paskowitz, a professional surfer and father of Isaiah, a child with autism, is the founder of Surfers Healing. When Isaiah was five, Izzy discovered the power of surf therapy for his child, inspiring him to start a camp for children with autism. “I wanted to do something to give back,” said Paskowitz, in an interview on Boston public radio, WBUR. “I am so grateful for the gift that he’s [Isaiah] given me. I have the most unique life, and I get to share that with thousands of people. I love my autism family.” (Continued on page 7.)
Above: 2018 O'Neill-Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest Courtesy of Brad Styron
Above and right: Surfers Healing, Wrightsville Beach, NC Photos Courtesy of D.J. Struntz
Wrightsville Beach August Surf Contests & Events (cont. from page 6 ) Wrapping up the trio of surf events on August 23-25th is the 7th annual Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic, open to lady surfers of all ages. Competitors include teenie-wahines, amateurs, and professionals. “There are only a handful of surf competitions on the East Coast for ladies,” said Jo Pickett, Event Organizer. “The Wahine Classic at Wrightsville Beach is recognized as one of the major events. The Classic offers a fun weekend at the beach for the family, and the athletes enjoy the surfing competition and building camaraderie.” Pickett expects 90 to 100 surfers, with most coming from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, and Florida. “Young girls are competing in increasing numbers,” said Pickett. “Surfing is now in the 2020 Olympics in Japan, with each country represented by female and male surfers.” "The idea is to bring all girls to the playing field," Pickett says. "The developing surfers learn from the most accomplished."
Surfer kids at the O'Neill-Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest – Photo Courtesy of Brad Styron
The Wahini Classic founders note that an aall-female contest like this is a real platform tto dive into surfing. There is a competitive eedge to it, but it's a fun community event.
A crowd favorite is the teeny wahine division. "My daughter Airlie calls the teeny wahines 'the dads and daughters' because ... you see the dads as happy as the girls bonding and assisting so their little girls can ride waves," Pickett says. Pickett's philosophy of instruction is rooted in mentoring. For decades she has mentored many female surfers including two daughters, Airlie Pickett and Lelaini Pickett.
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Watermelon Berry Popsicles
These Watermelon Berry Popsicles are a treat and very easy to make. Just add some raspberries, blueberries, honey, watermelon to your favorite popsicle molds and put them in the freezer. Makes 12 servings.
Ingredients 5-6 cups seedless watermelon 1 cup blueberries 1 cup raspberries Optional: 3 tablespoons honey
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FUN & GAMES
Games for exercise and fun!
Have you ever watched the Bouncing Bulldogs in action? Based in Chapel Hill-Durham, NC, the Bouncing Bulldogs have performed around the U.S. and in countries around the world. The Bouncing Bulldogs' innovative jumping style includes fancy footwork, flips, and other acrobatic skills with ropes of various lengths. The team has won more than 200 national championship awards in both single and double dutch events, and has 18 world champions. Learn more about the Bouncing Bulldogs at www. bouncingbulldogs.org. It's a lot of fun to watch the amazing jump ropers leap through the air! The Bouncing Bulldogs inspire us to grab a jump rope and just start jumping for fun and exercise. You can also have fun jump roping with your friends or your family playing jump roping games. Here are some jump roping game ideas you can try at home or on the playground.
Freeze Jump Rope A great way to jump and have fun with friends is to play a game called â€œFreeze Jump Rope.â€? For this game, you need some friends, upbeat music and jump ropes. To begin, have everyone who is playing spread out with their jump ropes so they have enough space to jump. One person in the game will need to be the person controlling the music. When everyone is ready, the music controller will play the music and everyone will start to jump. The jumpers can do any tricks or steps as they would like, as long as they keep jumping with their rope. When the music controller is ready, they will stop the music and immediately, the jumpers must freeze. The music controller must watch carefully to see who is the last to freeze. When the music controller picks the last person who froze, that person will now help the music controller with their job. Continue this until there is only one person left and they will be declared the winner! Have fun!
JUMP! This fun jump rope game is similar to the popular basketball game HORSE. JUMP is a fun way to work on different skills and can be played with any number of people. One person starts out and does any skill they want, such as, turning in a circle, squatting down, jumping on one foot, side swings, or any other jump roping skills that person may know. Every other person playing the game attempts to do the skill that the first person did, and whoever does not complete the skill receives a J. The next person in the group does a different skill, and once again everybody attempts to do it, and again whoever does not complete the skill receives a J, if a person already had a J then they continue spelling out JUMP. The players continue going through the group doing different tricks, and spelling out JUMP. The last person to not have JUMP is the winner! Remember to have fun and try to learn new skills from your friends!
Pirate Ship ARRRGGG MATEY, jump into the fun and play Pirate ship with all your friends! It's important to be active, and that is easier to do when you are playing fun games. Pirate ship is a simple jump rope game consisting of few rules. The first thing you need is a really long rope, so all players can fit comfortably inside. Pick two people to become the turners. Each turner will stand on one side of the long rope while the rest of the players line up alongside the rope. Turners will call, "ready, set, go!" and the players will begin jumping up and down at the same time. They will continue to jump until the rope catches someone's foot. When this happens, the player who missed will "jump ship" by exiting the long rope and call out some kind of pirate lingo. For example, "arrrg" or "ahoy." The game will continue until there is only one pirate left, that player becomes the captain. Feel free to add obstacles for the players by asking them to do tricks while in the rope, jumping on one foot, spinning in a circle, touching the ground, to make it more interesting.
Photos this page courtesy of Bouncing Bulldogs.
A Skywatcher's Guide to the Moon This summer marks 50 years since U.S. Apollo 11 astronauts "Buzz" Aldrin, Neill Armstrong and Michael Collins made their daring journey to the moon. Use this Moon Map to identify features on the Moon. Learn what the light and dark areas are, and what created the craters.
Compare the Moon Map below as you look at the full Moon this month (August 15th). Find out where the Apollo 11 astronauts landed (near the edge of the Moon's "Sea of Tranquility"), where the other Apollo missions (12, 14, 15, 16, and 17) landed, and discover what actually fills the moon's famous "seas."
Also watch for the Perseid meteor showers in the night sky beginning around August 9th, peaking on August 11th, 12th and 13th! The light from the full Moon may make the Perseids harder to see, so plan to watch for the Perseid meteors early this year, the weekend of August 9 to August 11th.
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