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FINE-FREE Days @ Norfolk Public Library : Sept. 16-30, 2011 For National Library Card Sign-up Month in September, Norfolk Public Library is offering amnesty on fines for overdue library materials. Return overdue materials to any NPL location and fines will be waived during the time period above!

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Now Registering for Fall 2011 Mother’s Day Out Preschool & Kindergarten Located in Community United Methodist Church 1072 Old Kempsville Rd., Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464 In the ❤ of Kempsville Classes for 3 mos. - 5 years Come & Play 8am-9:30am Classes M-F, 9:30am-1pm Stay & Play 1pm-4pm

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sugar rush Follow Twisted Sisters Cupcakes on Facebook or Twitter and find out where they’ll park their cupcake cake truck on any given day - and then drive there for one of their out-of-this-world yummy cupcakes. $3 each or $15 for a Diva Sampler. www. twistedsisterscupcakes.com.

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suck it up Chill out at Elliot’s Fairgrounds in Ghent and order a grownup “chocolate milk” of sorts, also known as an iced coffee or latte. $3.80-$5, 806 Baldwin Avenue, Norfolk.

by the book Study any subject you’d like and curl up with a good book and this book-lovers mug by Kate Spade. $20 at Dillard’s, MacArthur Center Mall, 300 Monticelle Avenue, Norfolk.

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some strategies to help lower anxiety ing - a technique used often in adults - can help a child settle down, says Stella Quinn, principal of Riverside Academy in Hampton, a school for teenagers in treatment at the Riverside Behavioral Health Center. The basic method: breathe through the nose to inflate and slowly deflate the belly like a balloon, rather than taking rapid chest breaths that can raise blood pressure and tense muscles. “When we’re anxious, we naturally shorten our breath,” Quinn says. “If kids can practice that deeper breathing in advance, they will have a powerful tool anytime they need it. It could be just before a test or a presentation, or something to use if they start to panic in the middle of it.” Positive self-talk is another simple strategy, adds Sam Fabian, a parent educator at The Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. Students can tell themselves, “I know I can do this,” or “I can handle this, even if it’s hard” the same messages they should hear from a parent at home. “You want to recognize and validate children’s fears as something real, regardless of what we might think as adults,” Fabian says. “If you say to them, ‘Oh come on, it’s not a big deal’ or ‘you’re being silly,’ that only makes the anxiety worse. They’re not trying to be difficult. They really do need a calm adult to help talk them through it.” While some students are simply wired to fret, most develop test anxiety because of a negative past experience: feeling awful about a poor score, getting a very critical reaction from a parent or teacher or feeling singled out, Scott says.

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To move past those emotions, students need reassurance that they only need to do their best, not know every answer or get a perfect grade. Parents can celebrate both effort and small successes or, if a child is struggling, point him toward the next test with needed extra help (that’s assuming the child has tried hard to do well; slackers are another subject). Preparing for exams well in advance - not cramming the night before - can cut way down on anxiety. So can getting enough sleep, making time for exercise and finding out details about each test in advance. “Find out if it will be timed, exactly what content it will cover and the type of questions it will have,” Scott says. “Alleviate some of the unknown.” On test day, kids should answer the easy questions first to build confidence, she adds. Labeling a child as a poor test taker overall is harmful because, in reality, most students struggle only with certain subjects or exam formats. “It’s much better to have the attitude that some tests are tough, versus all tests are tough,” Scott says. Asking anxious students to predict how they scored after a test is another bad idea, she says:

“If the child feels he did well but then actually does poorly, it’s like a double whammy to his confidence.” Before an oral presentation, practicing alone in front of a mirror can ease self-doubt, Quinn says. “You’re seeing yourself as others see you,” she says. “Maybe you’re moving your hands a lot and you didn’t know it. It can get rid of the ‘I’m going to look so stupid’ fear.” Fabian agrees: “Take baby steps. Do a speech alone in your room, or with only a cat or a dog or a stuffed animal there. Then bring in one other person, or maybe a small group.” Baby steps can lower anxiety around other kids, too, she says. A student could start by picking one friend to invite over for a short play date and expand from there. If teachers are aware a child is feeling uneasy, they can assist in stressful situations such as finding a seat at lunch and point the child to in-school social skills groups. A younger child also might like to carry a comfort item such as a stuffed animal in her backpack. If anxiety is persistent and interferes with a child’s ability to tackle normal daily activities, parents should seek outside advice; the family pediatrician and school counselor are good places to start. Otherwise, kids should know that feeling nervous is normal and even can be beneficial: after all, the best athletes, actors and public speakers use that energy to push themselves to perform better. “Someone may have run onto a field or gotten up on a stage hundreds of times before, but they still feel those butterflies,” Scott says. “As long as it’s not overwhelming, that’s just fine.”

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Free Admission Weekend Noon- 5 p.m. Enjoy the latest exhibits, gallery games and Hands On For Kids gallery. Peninsula Fine Arts Center, 101 Museum Dr. (NN) 596-8175 or www.pfac-va.org

Curious George Saves the Day: The Art of Margret and H. A. Rey 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and continues until Sept. 4. Nearly 80 original drawings, book mock-ups, personal photographs, and documents tell the true story behind the Reys’ best-selling fiction for children and one of the world’s favorite characters. Chrysler Museum of Art, 245 W Olney Rd. (N) 664-6200 or www.chrysler.org

International Vulture Awareness Day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet our resident turkey vultures and participate in games, crafts and activities to learn more about these misunderstood birds that face a variety of threats in many areas where they live. Marsh Pavilion, Virginia Aquarium, 717 General Booth Blvd. (VB) 385-FISH or www.virginiaaquarium.com

September 6 Behind-the-Scenes Tour at the Virginia Living Museum 3 p.m. and continues Tuesdays and Saturdays. Enjoy a guided by a member of our knowledgeable curatorial staff. The Virginia Living Museum, J. Clyde Morris Blvd. (NN) 599-1900 or www.thevlm.org

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ZooTales 11 a.m. and continues every Tuesday. Enjoy story time at the Zoo and meet an animal or two! Activity included with Zoo admission: $7 adults, $5 children 2-11, $6 seniors 62 and over, free to Zoo members. Virginia Zoo, 3500 Granby St. (N) 441-2374, ext. 229

The Living Sea Times vary. This film celebrates the world ocean - its beauty, diversity and importance to all life on Earth. Nauticus, 1 Waterside Dr. (N) 664-1001

September 7

Saturday Matinee Rango 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. Children and families are invited to a free showing of the movie “Rango,” No registration is required. Call Grissom Library, 366 DeShazor Dr. (NN) 369-3190.

Great Expectations: Infant 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Learn developmental expectations and create consistent, nurturing routines to optimize growth and development in infants. Free CHKD Health & Surgery Center at Princess Anne, 2021 Concert Dri. (VB) Register online at www.chkd.org/classes Welcome, Baby! 6 p.m.- 7 p.m. For expectant and new parents who want to learn how to prepare for their newborn. Our pediatrician will discuss newborn medical care issues, including immunizations, breastfeeding, bathing, sleep safety. Pediatric Specialists, Amelia Building, Suite 200, 885 Kempsville Rd. (N) and Sept. 14 at Tidewater Children’s Associates, 601A Innovation Dr. (C) To register call 4616342 or www.chkd.org/classes.

September 8 Paint Days 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Every Tuesday and Thursday. Paint your own picture in the Kids Gallery. Peninsula Fine Arts Center, 101 Museum Dr. (NN) 5968175 or www.pfac-va.org New Baby Rock Hyrax 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. The new residents are now receiving visitors at the Virginia Zoo’s Africa - Okavango Delta exhibit. Virginia Zoo, 3500 Granby St. (N) 441-2374

September 9 Planetarium Shows Various times between 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Enjoy Oasis in Space, Virginia Skies, WSKY or Laser Retro. Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. (NN) 595-1900 or www.thevlm.org

September 10

Star Party/Laser Light Shows Sunset. Free observing. Learn about NASA’s search for the edge of the solar system in IBEX at 7:30 p.m. Laseropolis (family) at 8:30 p.m., Enjoy the state-of-the-art laser system that splashes brilliant high-color LED laser light all across the entire surface of the planetarium dome. All shows $6. The Virginia Living Museum, J. Clyde Morris Blvd. (NN) 599-1900 or www.thevlm.org

September 11 Patriot Day and Grandparents Day

Fold-Along Stories 5:30 p.m. Hear the tales, learn the simple folds, and then share both stories and your creations. Enrollment required. Ages 7-up. Princess Anne Area Library, 1444 Nimmo Pkwy. (VB) 385-2610

September 13 Macramé Friendship Bracelets 4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m. Once you learn how to make these bracelets, you will not be able to stop. For third graders and up. Blyden Branch Library, 879 E. Princess Anne Rd. (N) 441-2852 Active Parenting Now 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. and continues Tuesdays until Oct. 10. This class is organized around the parenting skills necessary for instilling cooperation, courage, responsibility and self-esteem in children. Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital, Medical Pavilion, Suite 205, 2 Bernardine Dr. (NN) 886-6511 or delores_price@bshsi.org

September 14

Superhero Sunday An event to honor those in uniform and remember the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Free Breakfast at 9:30 a.m and lunch plus moonbounces for ages 0-11. Presented by Clearview Church. Salem Middle School, 2380 Lynnhaven Pkwy. (VB) 961-4648

Story and a Walk 10 a.m. Enjoy a story and a nature walk with a Park Ranger. Continues every second Wednesday of the month. Newport News Park, 13560 Jefferson Ave. (NN) 888-3333 or www. nnparks.com

Moonlight Paddle 7:30 p.m. Paddle by moonlight and listen to the night sounds as nocturnal wildlife emerges. Kayak equipment is provided; no paddling experience is necessary. Reservations required. Trip meets at Little Island City Park in Sandbridge. Admission: $16 per person, False Cape State Park, 4001 Sandpiper Rd. (VB) 426-7128

Sounds on Styron Square 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Pack a snack, grab your lawn chairs and get ready. Hampton Roads’ best musical performers will take you away on wafts of sound and sensation. William Styron Square in Port Warwick, 3100 Styron Square (NN) 771-9343 or www.theportwarwickconservancy.com

September 12 Babygarten 10 a.m. Enjoy songs, finger play and stories with baby. Continues most Mondays. Grissom Library, 366 DeShazor Dr. (NN) 369-3190

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September 15 Baby Care 101 7 p.m. -9 p.m. Class for expectant and newborn parents who want to learn about providing a safe and secure environment for their infant. Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg, 119 Bulifants Blvd.,(W) 564-7337 to register or register online at www.chkd.org/classes


Great Expectations: Toddlers 9:30-11 a.m.. Learn developmental expectations and create consistent, nurturing routines to optimize growth and development in toddlers. Free. CHKD Health & Surgery Center at Princess Anne, 2021 Concert Dr., (VB) Register online at www.chkd. org/classes.

September 16 Stroller Tours 1 p.m. Stroll and roll into our galleries on the third Friday of the month for a guided tour of the Museum and engaging adult conversation. Adults and their young children (under the age of 18 months) are welcome. Free. Chrysler Museum of Art, 245 W Olney Rd. (N) 6646200 or www.chrysler.org

September 17 Story time 10 a.m. The third Saturday of the month is story time at the Virginia Living Museum. The Virginia Living Museum, J. Clyde Morris Blvd. (NN) 599-1900 or www.thevlm.org

Helping Children Grow Pediatric practice with immediate openings • Occupational Therapy Evaluations • Occupational Therapy • Physical Therapy Evaluations • Physical Therapy Now accepting enrollment for Therapeutic Learning Program: • For children ages 4 to 6 years old with developmental delays • Opportunities for play, creativity and friendship • Learn fine motor, gross motor and social skills

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Butterfly Gardens 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Join us as Robert Kielvowicz of the Butterfly Society of Virginia tells us how to attract butterflies in our own backyards. All ages. Larchmont Branch Library, 6525 Hampton Blvd. (N) 441-5335

September 18 The Pink Mermaid Cruise 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. This event will benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tidewater Affiliate. Guests will be delighted and indulged by professionals on-board. Pampering, relaxation, music, appetizers and dessert (plus specially-priced Pink beverage) will be served. The Spirit of Norfolk, Waterside Drive (N) Tickets www.mytidewatermoms.com or call 222-3905 or email tammy.lindquist@ pilotonline.com or call 222-3945 or Katherine.byrd@pilotonline.com

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Fall Native Plant Sale 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. and continues Sept. 24-Sept. 25. Choose from a large selection of summer and fall blooming native wildflowers, shrubs and small trees for a variety of garden sites and styles. The Virginia Living Museum, J. Clyde Morris Blvd. (NN) 599-1900 or www.thevlm.org

September 19 Harry Potter in IMAX Various times. The final movie of the Harry Potter series, so breath-taking it had to be shown in two parts, will bring an end to the beloved series for book readers and movie-goers alike. Virginia Air and Space Center, 700 Settlers Landing (H) 727-0900 or www.vasc.org New Baby Rock Hyrax 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. The new residents are now receiving visitors at the Virginia Zoo’s Africa - Okavango Delta exhibit. Virginia Zoo, 3500 Granby St. (N) 441-2374

September 20

Wednesday Weekly Story Time 10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, a craft and cookies. Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 12170 Jefferson Ave. (NN) 249-2488

September 22 Mariachi with Robin Domingo y Amigo 4:30 p.m. The mariachi sounds of guitarist Robin Domingo y Amigo will truly immerse you into the heart and soul of Hispanic culture. Lafayette Branch Library, 1610 Cromwell Dr. (N) 441-2842 Neptune’s Symphony By the Sea 7:30 p.m. Enjoy the captivating sounds of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra - one of the nation’s leading symphony orchestras - in a setting unlike any other. Beachfront pops and fireworks make for a magical evening by the sea. Free. 31st Street Park, Virginia Beach Oceanfront (VB) 498-0215 or www.neptunefestival.org Make-Your-Own Giant Board Game 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Help make our own giant floor game! We’ll split into teams and race to the finish, answer trivia questions, complete mini-games and win challenges. For school age and tweens. Blyden Branch Library, 879 E. Princess Anne Rd. (VB) 441-2852

Terrific Tuesdays Stories and More 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. and Sept. 27. Books, songs and activities designed for families. All ages. Great Neck Area Library, 1251 Bayne Dr. (VB) 385-2606

September 23

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs 6 p.m.-6:45 p.m. Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Call to register. Grades K-5. Bayside and Special Services Library, 936 Independence Blvd. (VB) 385-2680

The Blue Realm - Shark Business Various times. New in CineMuse Hi-Def Cinema. Shark Business unravels some of the mysteries surrunding sharks with controversial behaviorist Dr. Erich Ritter. Witness divers testing the limits of shark-human interaction outside of cages. Nauticus, 1 Waterside Dr. (N) 664-1001

September 21

Dolphin Watching Various times. Observe bottlenose dolphins and their dynamic behaviors during a 90-minute ocean excursion. Fee: $20 per adult (12 years & over); $14 for children. Virginia Aquarium, 717 General Booth Blvd. (VB) 385-FISH or www.virginiaaquarium.com for the schedule.

Crafty Wednesdays 2 p.m.- 5 p.m. Fun fall and creepy crafts. For ages 3-11. Bayside and Special Services Library, 936 Independence Blvd. (VB) 385-2680

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September 24 Little Helping Hands 10:30 a.m.- noon. Child/adult pairs work in a morning studio session to produce, decorate, and color simple clay items for display or use. Summer themed plates, plaques, and ornaments are fun shared projects. Dress for mess. For ages three to six. $20 member or $25 non-member. Peninsula Fine Arts Center, 101 Museum Dr. (NN) 5968175 or www.pfac-va.org Latin Dance Demonstration 2 p.m. Instructors from The Mambo Room will bring Latin rhythm to the Norfolk Public Library with dance demonstrations and lessons. For all ages. Janaf Branch Library, 124 Janaf Shopping Center (N) 441-5660

September 25 The Lost Civilization of Atlantis 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. is the stuff of legend and can be explored with the mazelike twists and turns of the Labyrinth while solving riddles, playing challenging games and overcoming obstacles Nauticus Half Moone Cruise Center, Waterside Drive (N) 6641000 or www.nauticus.org/labyrinth New Exhibit Asia Trail of the Tiger 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Enjoy tigers, tapirs and other Asian animals. Virginia Zoo, 3500 Granby St. (N) 441-2374

September 26 Mega Movie Monday 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Join us for a fun flick. For all ages. Bayside & Special Services Library, 936 Indepnedence Blvd. (VB) 385-2680 Bike Nights 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. Bring your bikes, helmets, family, friends and pedal through the petals. Norfolk Botanical Gardens, 6700 Azalea Garden Rd. (N) 4415830 or www.nbgs.org


September 27 Mrs. Dole is Out of Control 5 p.m.-6p.m. Read Dan Gutman’s first book in the My Weird School Daze series. Come enjoy fun activities and talk about the book. Registration begins Sept. 1. Ages 6-9. Princess Anne Area Library 1444 Nimmo Pkwy. (VB) 385-2610 Born To Be Wild Various times. Enjoy this look into the world of monkeys and elephants on the big screen. Riverside IMAX, Virginia Air and Space Center, 700 Settlers Landing, (H) 727-0900 or www.vasc.org

September 28 Fall Craft Make and Take 11 a.m.- noon. Celebrate the changing of the season in this hands-on craft program. Call to register. Ages 2-5. Oceanfront Area Library, 700 Virginia Beach Blvd. (VB) 385-2640

Tiny Tot Storytime 11 a.m. and continues most Wednsdays. For ages 21/2 to 31/2 with parent or caregiver. Grissom Library, 366 DeShazor Dr. (NN) 369-3190

September 29 A Magical Journey with Abuela 10:30 a.m. Take a magical journey with Abuela, a charming picture book written by Arthur Dorros, and remarkably illustrated by Elisa Kleven. Soar with Rosalba and her grandmother (“abuela”) on a fanciful excursion of the city. Horace C. Downing Branch Library, 555 E. Liberty St. (N) 441-1968 North American Sandsculpting Championship. 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Internationally known the largest competition of its kind in the United States, this event has the richest prize purse in the country and draws more than 300 sand artists in

its professional masters and amateur divisions from around the globe. Free until Sept. 30. Then $3. Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Atlantic Avenue, (VB) 498-0215 or www.neptunefestival.org

September 30 Zula Patrol 11:30. Go with the patrol to search for weather. The Virginia Living Museum, J. Clyde Morris Blvd. (NN) 5991900 or www.thevlm.org Living Illusions 7 p.m. and continues Oct. 1. This is the international touring production featuring Master of Illusions, Keving Ridgeway and Premier Escape Artist, Kristen Johnson. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Bring a non-perishable canned good and receive $1 off each paid ticket. Ages 2 and under are free while seated in the lap of an adult.Salem Middle School, 2380 Lynnhaven Pkwy. (VB) 961-4648

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