Corona MOPS Newsletter
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Feb. Notable Events Fun Valentine's Day facts Corona MOPS MEETINGS February 4th "Children's Nutrition" February 18th "Children's Moral Development"
OTHER EVENTS February 4th $10 deposit due for CPR class (to be held on March 13 from 3:005:00) .
February 5th Date Night!! 5:007:00 February 18th Butter Braid fundraiser forms due
Groundhog Day: Feb. 2
The exact identity of St. Valentine is unclear. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, "At least three different Saint Valentines, all of them martyrs, are mentioned in the early martyrologies under the date of 14 February." The date of his death may have become mingled with the feast of Lupercalia, a pagan festival of love, or with the ancient belief that birds first mate in the middle of February. In Medieval times people who couldn't write their names signed with an 'X' in front of a witness. The 'X' was then kissed to show sincerity. Many believe this is how the 'X' symbol became synonymous with the kiss.
National Wear Red Day (women's heart disease awareness): Feb. 4 Abraham Lincoln's birthday: Feb. 12 Valentine's Day: Feb. 14 Presidents Day: Feb. 21 George Washington's birthday: Feb. 22 Black History Month National Bird Feeding Month
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During Medieval times, girls ate Leaders! unusual foods on St. Valentine's Day to have a dream of their future husband. "God doesn't call the equipped, He equips the called!" England's King Henry VIII declared February 14th a holiday in 1537. Chocolate is a traditional Valentine's Day gift. Throughout history, it was believed that chocolate healed the broken hearted and prompted amorous feelings. In the 1800's physicians commonly advised their patients to eat chocolate to calm their pining for lost love.
It's the time of year (already!) when we begin planning for next year and seek to fill several leadership positions. If you are feeling led to consider MOPS Leadership we would love to talk to you! Please contact Chute (email@example.com) or Heather (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss the available positions and how you might benefit Corona MOPS through your gifts and talents.
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Corona MOPS Spring Dues Just a reminder that dues are due!! The rates for the 10 Spring meetings are:
Share the Love…… Do you know a mom who: • • •
Likes coffee and breakfast treats Has demanding little people living with her Enjoys fellowship with other moms
Mom + no kids: $80 Mom + 1 kid: $90 Mom + 2 kid: $100 Mom + 3+ kids: $110 Please contact Sarah Connolly (email@example.com) with questions or to set up a payment plan or a scholarship.
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February's Spotlight Mom: Chrissie Douglas Chrissie Douglas, Corona MOPS DGL, is this month’s mom in the spotlight! Chrissie has been a member of Corona MOPS for 4 years (this month – happy anniversary!). She is one of those rare Denverites who was born here and who has spent most of her life, minus 2 ½ years in Asheville, NC, in our beloved town. She lives in Stapleton with her husband Ben, 6-year old daughter Kaya, 5-year old daughter Abby and 3-year old son Luke. When not playing the Supermom role, Chrissie likes to run, read and indulge in her favorite beverages – coffee in the a.m. and wine in the p.m.! Her top book choice is Wild Swans, go-to recipe is Pasta Fagioli soup (see the Corona MOPS cookbook!), and recommends Rioja for a great meal. She says of Corona MOPS, “I have never been a part of such a supportive group of women who make me feel truly cared for. It has also been the foundation for my spiritual and personal growth.” Always ready with a smile and a witty remark, Chrissie is truly an asset to our group of fabulous women!!
“Better Moms Make A Better World”
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Valentine’s Recipe: Black Forest Mini Cheesecakes Ingredients:
Cut hearts from pink and red felt based on the size of the shirt's buttons. Fold each in half horizontally, and cut a vertical slit, or buttonhole, about the same size as the button. To wear, button up shirt, and then slip hearts over buttons.
*1824 vanilla wafers *16 oz. cream cheese, softened *11/4 cups sugar *1/3 cup Cocoa *2 T. all purpose flour *3 eggs *8 oz. dairy sour cream *1/2 tsp. almond extract *Canned cherry pie filling, chilled SOUR CREAM TOPPING (recipe below): 8 oz. sour cream, sugar, vanilla Directions: 1. Heat oven to 325°F. Line muffin cups (21/2” diameter) with foil bake cups. Place one vanilla wafer (flatside down) in bottom of each cup. 2. Beat cream cheese in large bowl until smooth. Add sugar, cocoa and flour; blend well. Add eggs; beat well. Stir in sour cream and almond extract. Fill each muffin cup almost full with batter. 3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until set. Remove from oven; cool 5 to 10 minutes. Spread heaping teaspoon SOUR CREAM TOPPING on each cup. Cool completely in pan on wire rack; refrigerate. Just before serving, garnish with cherry pie filling. Refrigerate leftover cheesecakes. SOUR CREAM TOPPING: Stir together 1 container (8 oz.) dairy sour cream, 2 T. sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bowl until sugar is dissolved. Makes . 11/2 to 2 dozen mini cheesecakes
Fold a sheet of waxed paper in half along its length; unfold. Deposit waxcrayon shavings evenly but not thickly across one half of the paper. Fold the clean half of the paper over the shavings. Crimp the three open edges to hold the shavings. Place the waxed paper on a thin towel, cover with another thin towel. Iron lightly on medium heat, stop when all the shavings have melted; let cool. Next, trace and cut out hearts of various sizes. String each heart with a thread for hanging.
Valentine's Day Movies
*When Harry Met Sally *Sleepless in Seattle *Pride & Prejudice *An Officer and a Gentleman * The Notebook *Casablanca *Breakfast at Tiffany's *Pretty Woman *Shakespeare in Love *African Queen *Jerry Maguire *Titanic *Love Actually *Ghost