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Find out what’s in this issue, photos from past events and what’s coming up next month.

‘HOOD ADVICE 5 The tricky side of treats

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Birthday party planning tidbits and great location details

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Birthday party ideas/themes

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Birthdays on a budget

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BIRTHDAY Parties! It is time to talk Parties!!! Birthday Parties, that is... This month Hood is all about Birthday Parties and will spotlight tons of fun, creative ideas as well as several party place options that the Sioux Falls community has to offer. We are pleased to be your resource for Birthday Party planning in our community. Let us do the work for you, sit back, soak it in and start planning!! n

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Publisher Steffanie Liston-Holtrop Hoodlum Productions, LLC 605-366-1479 steff@thehoodmagazine.com Design Director Ally Vogel 605-759-5615 ally@vogeldesignshop.com Editor/Design Coordinator Taryn Sonnenfeld taryn@thehoodmagazine.com Contributing Photographer Kristi Shanks Photography Crave Photography Contributing Writers Stephanie Spaan Greta Stewart Shaina Hermann Kara Weber Creative Ideas Director Kara Weber Account Executive Kelli Johnson 605-366-9357

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Above pictures are courtesy of Crave Photography from the last ‘Hood Make-n-Take event with Parks & Rec. The next ‘Hood event will be Clowin’ Around Birthday Party. To win tickets to the El Riad Shrine Circus, follow these simple steps! First, have your child draw a picture of a clown! Second, post it on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/hoodmagazine).  Third, if you’re childs picture is selected, ‘Hood will notify you and award tickets to the El Riad Shrine Circus! n

NEXT MONTH When your children are not in your care, what is the best option for your family? Join us next month as we explore all of our local childcare options including daycare, babysitting, and in-home nannies. Different things work for different children, only you know the best fit for your family. One More Month and our new arrival is here…We can’t wait!!! You’ll find out soon!! Make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay in the loop!

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Interns Hannah Weise (Copy & Edit Intern) Hannah Goemaat (Marketing Research Intern) Chris Langner (Design Intern) Kristina Johnson (Social Media/Events Intern) Website Connie Miles Cover photo Kristi Shanks Photography Reproduction or use of the contents of this magazine is prohibited. ‘Hood Magazine is published 9 times a year by Hoodlum Production, LLC and strives to publish only accurate information, however Hoodlum Production, LLC cannot be held responsible for consequences resulting from errors or omissions. All material in this magazine is the property of Hoodlum Production, LLC and cannot be reproduced without permission of the publisher. We welcome article proposals, story suggestions and unsolicited articles and will consider all submissions for publication. Please send your thoughts, ideas and submissions to Hoodlums@thehoodmagazine.com. Magazine feedback and advertising and marketing inquiries to steff@thehoodmagazine.com. ©2012 Hoodlum Production, LLC All Rights Reserved.


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‘HOOD ADVICE

by Greta Stewart, Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center

Punch. Cake. Candy. These are the staples at just about any birthday party. But remember, there can be too much of a good thing, especially in children who have a lot of energy to begin with. So when you’re attending or hosting a birthday party, what can you do to keep the sugar highs at a minimum? Kara Bruning, a pediatrician at Avera Medical Group McGreevy Pediatrics South says if your child has too much sugar in his or her system, they’re going to have a lot of energy, which can translate into a negative reaction. “They may be somewhat crabby as they do not know what to do with their energy,” she says. “So now is the time to get them active!” To avoid the temptation of overdoing it on the sweets altogether, parents should feed their children more nuts, beans, cheeses, eggs, and peanut butter, along with complex carbohydrates like whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. However, as many moms can attest, a task like this is often easier said than done, especially if you are dealing with picky eaters. Here are some tips for controlling your children’s sugar intake, including some they won’t even notice. • Think small. Serve treats like ice cream in smaller dishes like teacups, rather than soup bowls. • Teach kids to be choosy. Allow your children to have one sugary treat per day, for example. They’ll learn to wait for their favorite treats and turn down the rest. • Avoid processed foods. As a general rule, food with less packaging will also include less sugar. • Skip the soda. Ditch the “liquid candy” by helping your kids make their own fizzy drinks. By mixing juice and seltzer, kids can mix up any flavored drink they want. • Change the recipe. Many times you can bake foods with only half the required amount of sugar or substitute brown sugar as a healthier alternative.

• Top it off. Instead of those high in sugar, use unsweetened cereal and top it off with dried or fresh fruits for flavor. • Keep healthy foods handy. Leave fresh or dried fruits in bowls around the house. When the kids want a snack, it will be the first thing they grab. Dr. Bruning says if your child eats too much sugar/junk food on a daily basis, the easiest way to fix it is to stop buying it. “I know that can be hard,” she says. “Kids will be exposed to junk food at daycare, school, and so many other places. Parents have a hard time controlling that. However, they can stop or significantly decrease the amount that is brought into the house.”

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Who is credited If your child has already had too much at the birthwith writing the day party and now has a lyrics to the sugar high, Dr. Bruning “Happy Birthday” recommends finding a song? creative way to burn off Whoever posts the answer on that energy. “Having them The Hood Magazine Facebook watch TV will most likely page first will win five tickets not work,” she explains. to the El Riad Shrine Circus! “I would have them run races around the house, go on a scavenger hunt of items around the house, or play outside with close supervision. Keeping them active may help. I would keep them hydrated, and realize that with that much sugar, they may get tired “and crash” when that sugar wears off.” n April 2012 | thehoodmagazine.com | 5


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by Hannah Weise

What is proper RSVP etiquette? As a host, always ask for an RSVP on the invitations, but do not be surprised if you don’t receive one. To encourage an RSVP, include a deadline on the invitations for when you would like to hear back from your potential guests. As a potential guest, it is important to RSVP to any invitation, but for a child’s birthday party often more is at stake. Knowing how many guests to expect helps the host plan accordingly. By RSVPing that you and/or your child will attend, you are telling the parent that they should buy accordingly for your child’s presence and you are telling the birthday girl or boy that one of his/her friends will be there to share in their special day. If you are the host of your child’s birthday party, it is acceptable to phone invited guests who have not RSVP’d by your deadline. However, do not use the conversation to lecture your potential guests. Get the information you need for planning purposes and keep any complaints about etiquette to yourself. 6 | April 2012 | thehoodmagazine.com


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Special Thanks to Jessica

BIRTHDAY

Parties

from Serendipitous Events for sharing her party planning expertise!

Washington Pavilion 605-367-6000 www.pavilionclasses.org Ages: 4-14 Price: Package A: $175 plus tax Package B: $145 plus tax Package C: $125 plus tax ** For details on what is included in the different packages, please see our website! Location: Washington Pavilion Classrooms 301 S. Main Ave, Sioux Falls Options: 8 party art and science-based themes to choose from. Art Birthday Themes: Princess Party (best for ages 3-8): Mask Making (best for ages 7-14): Clay Studio (all ages): Music Studio (best for ages 7-14). Science Birthday Themes: Fear Factor (best for ages 5-14): Dinosaurs! (Best for ages 4-8): Fly High (Best for ages 7-14): Glamour Girls (Best for ages 7-14): * Birthdays are available for booking on Fridays at 5pm, Saturdays at 11am and 2pm and Sundays at 2pm.

YWCA Sioux Falls 605-336-3660 www.ywca-sf.org Ages: All ages Price: $25 for up to 2 hours in reserved aerobic room; Gym - $25 first hour and $20 each additional hour; On Saturdays and Sundays, special swimming rates are good with the rental of one of our party areas. Swimming fee: YWCA member $2 per person, non-member $4 per person (call for hours) Location: 300 W. 11th St, Sioux Falls Options: Parents can arrange for kids to go swimming or play basketball, volleyball, or have group games in the gym. The aerobics room is perfect for private parties like girls dress-up parties or for young children that you want to keep in a confined area. The front lobby area works great for craft projects or activities where you need multiple tables.

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CHILDHOOD Piece of Cake Parties by Paige 605-212-0400 www.pieceofcakepartiesbypaige.com Ages: 4 and up Price: $100.00 for most themes (includes 10 kids). The “#1 Chef” party is $160.00 (includes “create your own” pizza and cupcake for each child) Location: We bring the activities to the location of your choice (your home, community center, park, etc.) Our “#1 Chef” party is held at “Utopia” at Falls Overlook Cafe. Options: Eleven fun and exciting themes to pick from, including “Sticky Science”, “Birthday Beauty”, “Superhero Academy”, and “Blast Off!”. We provide one hour of hands-on and interactive activities all related to the theme of your choice.

Best Western Sioux Falls Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center 605-336-0650 www.siouxfalls.ramkota.com *All requests for birthday parties must be made directly through our Front Desk Reservations Ages: 0-12 Price: $100-$190 (Depending on room Type) Location: I-29, Exit 81; 3200 W Maple Street, Sioux Falls, SD Options: Cost of the party is the rental of a guest room, includes up to 16 Waterpark Admissions (wristbands) during specified time period (3 hour time block). * Due to high demand and occupancy levels, we do not allow birthday parties on Fridays and Saturdays.

Children’s Museum of South Dakota 605-692-6700 www.prairieplay.org Ages: 1-12; Plus Grandparent Birthday Party Package Price: $200 for members, $250 for non-members Location: 521 4th Street. Brookings Options: 1.5 hours in the museum private party room, Museum admission for up to 20 guests (including adult chaperones), Themed Birthday cake, refreshments and tableware, Staff member to guide themed activities, set-up and clean up, Playtime in the museum with a ratio of 1 adult for every 5 children, Catering is available through the museum’s Café Coteau, outside catering not allowed, and Themes to choose from: 1st timer, grandparent, splash water play, dinosaurs, and art themes.

Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation5 Community Center Locations www.siouxfallsparks.org Ages: All Ages Price:Free, for family gatherings and non-profits Location: Kenny Anderson CC, 3701 E. Third Street, 978-6924 Kuehn CC, 2801 S. Valley View Road, 978-6926 MariCar CC, 400 N. Valley View Road, 978-6928 Morningside CC, 2400 S. Bahnson Avenue, 978-6930 Oyate Community Center, 2421 W. 15th Street, 978-6932 Options: Each community center has at least one large meeting room. Meeting rooms are equipped with tables, chairs, TV with DVD/ VHS (on request), large and small coffee pots (on request) and dry erase boards. Centers are Wi-Fi accessible and each kitchen has a refrigerator, stove (except Oyate), microwave, full sink, and vending machine areas. During scheduled hours the gym, game room, and computer lab are also available for use to the public. Please call a community center for availability.

Dakota Stained Glass 605-331-4963 www.dakotastainedglass.com Ages: 8 and up Price: $15 to $20 (depending on project) Location: 1312 W. 41st St. Sioux Falls Options: Parties can choose to make fused glass jewelry, night lights, wind chimes, tiles, picture frames or magnets. It will take 1 to 1.5 hours for a party. We do have a small serving area in our classroom for food.

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by Hannah Weise

Average amount spent on a child’s birthday party? How much is appropriate to spend on my child’s party? This question has crossed the mind of any adult who has attempted to throw an annual birthday bash. It is possible to throw a memorable and enjoyable birthday party on a budget, whether that means less than $20 or $400+. As local event planner Jessica Kerher of Serendipitous Events says, “You can find ways to do things that look over the top but don’t cost a lot of money.” Often the word budget leaves a negative impression, but it does not have to mean cheap or tacky.

All American Gymnastics & Inflatables 605-334-4311 www.allamericangymnastics.com Ages: 3-12 Price: $165 plus tax for up to 12 kids, $5 each additional kid over 12 Location: 3009 S. Phillips Ave, Sioux Falls Options: 1 Hour of play time with access to: 7 Inflatable Games, 6 in-ground Trampolines, Safety Foam Pit, and Sky Swing. Every party will have the gym to themselves & 45 minutes in your own private party room following play time.

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Tidbit by Hannah Weise

Average number of guests? A good number of kids to have in attendance is anywhere from less than five to fifteen or more, as long as there are enough adults and hands to help. If you are worried about managing a larger number of children by yourself, invite other adults to stay. It’s also important to consider whether you and your child want just your child’s friends to attend, or if you also want to invite your relatives and friends of the family.

Star Performance 605-362-7827 www.starperformancecomplex.com Ages: 1-12 Price: $120-$200 Location: 2517 S. Shirley Ave, Sioux Falls Options: Jump & Play Party, Fairy Party, Super Hero Party,and Make-over Party. Xcite Family Fun Center 605-362-6868 www.xcitefamilyfun.com Ages: All Ages and Parent Parties Price: See below Location: 3211 S. Shirley Ave, Sioux Falls Options: $12/child- Private Party Room, Admission, Balloons, Slushies, Unlimited Play, Invitations $20/child- Private Party Room, Admission, Balloons, Slushies, Unlimited Play, Invitations, Pizza, Goodie Bags, Tokens, Ice Cream, and Birthday Bonus TicketsAdd a Cake, A Balloon Twister, or Theme!

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CHILDHOOD Thunder Road 605-334-4181 www.thunderroad.info Ages: 6-80 Price: Packages at $7, $11, and $14 ($8 laser tag add on) Location: 201 N. Kiwanis Ave, Sioux Falls Options: Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Mini-Golf, Batting Cages, Water Wars, Euro Bungy and Human Foosball. New this year: Tilt a Whirl, Bumper Boats, and Lazer Maze.

Sanford Wellness Center 605-328-1635 www.sanfordwellnesscenter.com Ages: all ages Price: $50-$100 depending on party Location: 4201 S. Oxbow Ave, Sioux Falls Options: We offer a Main Pool party, Private Pool Party, kids Zumba party or Walleyball party... All parties include time in our cafe for gift opening and cake. Wellness Center can provide the cake for an extra fee.

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Decorations

by Hannah Weise

When planning the decorations for your child’s party, you have to decide how much time you want to spend decorating and how much your time is worth. Do it yourself projects, if done well, look like they take a lot of time because they often do. Therefore, you must have patience. For example, one family working with Serendipitous Events wanted to host a fashion show birthday party for their little girl but did not want to pay for a rented red carpet. Instead they made one by cutting up red plastic tablecloths and taping them to the floor with zebra duct tape. It might be worth spending extra money to have someone else help you plan in order to have a party that is organized and looks good. The location of the party may determine a lot of your decorating decisions for you. If the location is unique or special to your child, you may only need to do minimal decorating. Jessica from Serendipitous Events suggests remembering that simple items like balloons are an affordable way to jazz up almost any party location. Hosting the party at your home is one way to keep costs lower, but it is becoming increasingly popular to host the party elsewhere. As an added bonus, you will not have to clean beforehand if your guests will not see your home, and many party locations help with the post-party cleaning.

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Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History www.greatzoo.org Ages: Recommended for ages 3-12 Price: $127.50 for Zoo members (plus tax)/ $150 for non Zoo members (plus tax) Location: Wallaby Pavilion or Sanford Carrousel picnic area Options: Each party is two hours in length and includes 10 youths ages 3-12 and 2 adults ages 13 and up. Birthday parties include a private party area, access to the Zoo and Museum, and a choice of two activities including train or carrousel rides, or an animal encounter.


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But thanks to Consumer Credit Counseling Service, 41st Street PIZZA RANCH and FUN ZONE 605-271-8646 Ages: All Ages Price: $9.99 and $13.99 /plus tax Location: 2717 W. 41st Street Sioux Falls Options: Full buffet w/beverage and a FUN ZONE play game card. TWO types of party packages available: Kids (ages 0 -10 yrs old) are $9.99 ($10.69 w/tax). Each person will receive a full buffet including beverage & a $5.00 Fun Zone play game card. (Min. party of 5) Note: The birthday kid will receive 2 $5.00 FUN CARDS. Teenage/Adult (11 yrs old and up) are $13.99 ($14.97 w/ tax). Each person will receive a full buffet including beverage & a $5.00 Fun Zone play game card. (Min. party of 5) Note The birthday kid will receive 2 $5.00 FUN CARDS.

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Birthday PartyIDEAS

by Stephanie Spaan , Excel Achievement Center

Whether your child is young or old, themed birthday parties are always a great hit! The best part is that for a very minimal fee, parent can order entire themed kits online— some kits are even free! Here are a few fun theme ideas and websites to help make your child’s birthday party one that they’ll remember for a very long time! YOUNGER CHILDREN • Cowboy theme (www.kidsmysteryparties.co.uk) With cowboy hats only costing a dollar at The Dollar Store, every child can be given their own hat as they enter. Children will play games like “cattle drive”, “bronco relay” and “stick a star on the sheriff.” Finger lickin’ foods include: sarsaparilla(rootbeer), fried chicken, corn, and don’t forget those beans! Hang a sign that says “Chow Wagon” by the food and call the kiddos over by banging a pan with a spoon. • Pirates and Princesses (http://www.princessandpirate. com/) Have children come to the party dressed for the part. Games such as wizard tag, jelly bean races, and building mazes with large blocks are all part of the fun. Go on a “fairy walk” or “treasure hunt” to find hidden treasures in the yard. Have the children make their own magical houses with graham crackers, frosting, and lots of candy, or simply

serve licorice wands and rice crispy crystal balls with a magic treat inside. • Scooby Doo Mystery Party (www.birthdaypartyideas.com/html/scooby.html) Play drop the Scooby snack in the jar or have a gelatin eating contest by placing a bowl of Jell-o in front of each child. Tell them they have to eat like Scooby does…no hands! Have the kiddos wrap each other like mummies using toilet tissue and have them run a relay race…may the best mummy win! Children can write secret messages with white crayons on paper and then paint over them with water colors to reveal their secret message. Serve Scooby Dogs in a blanket (hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls), puppy chow, and satisfying punch for slurping! OLDER CHILDREN My favorite theme for older children and teens is a Murder Mystery Party. There are many different websites, but my favorite is www.nightofmystery.com. Your teen will begin by sending out the invitations that are provided in the kit to his/her guests. Each guest will come dressed for the part! The kit instructs you how to decorate, gives all materials and scripts for the party, and gives you menu choices that can be very elaborate or quite simple. Have Fun! n April 2012 | thehoodmagazine.com | 13


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Sunday, April 1 1pm - 5pm.........................................................................................Weekend Open Gym, Kenny Anderson Community Center 2pm-3:30pm.................................Young Scientists Gone Mad!, Kuehn Community Center, ages 6-9, $10 (preregistration required)

Monday, April 2 10:05am-10:30am*...................................................................................................ToddlerTime, Oak View Library, 2 year olds 10:45am-11:20am*.............................................................................................................Family Storytime, Oak view Library 1:30pm - 2:30pm.....................................................................Early Afternoon Open Gym, Kenny Anderson Community Center

Tuesday, April 3 9:00am-12:00pm*............................................................... Free developmental vision screenings/Visions Eye Care by appt. only 9:15am-9:40am*............................................................................................................... ToddlerTime, Main Library, 2 year olds 10am-11am..................... Baby Bunnies ZooCub class, Great Plains Zoo, ages 15 months-2 years, $10 (preregistration required) 10am-11am*...................................................................................................................................Storytime, Child’s Play Toys 10:05am-10:40am*..........................................................Preschool Storytime, Main Library, ages 3-5 (preregistration required) 10:15am-10:50am*.................................................Preschool Storytime, Brandon Library, ages 3-5 (preregistration required) 10:30am-11:05am*....................................................Preschool Storytime, Garretson Library, ages 3-5 (preregistration required) 10:30am-11:05am*....................................................Preschool Storytime, Hartford Library, ages 3-5 (preregistration required) 11:15am-12:15pm.................................R is for Rabbit ZooCub class, Great Plains Zoo, ages 3-4, $10 (preregistration required) 1pm-1:35pm.*....................................................................Preschool Storytime, Main Library, ages 3-5 (preregistration required) 4pm-4:30pm...........................”No Limits” After -School Fitness for Tweens and Teens, Anderson Community Center, ages 10+ 4:30-5:30pm*....................................Marvelous Mud Pottery , Washington Pavilion, ages 10-14, $50 (preregistration required)

Wednesday, April 4 10:05am-10:35am*.........................................................Preschool Storytime, Caille Library, ages 3-5 (preregistration required) 10:05am-10:40am*....................................................Preschool Storytime, Oak View Library, ages 3-5 (preregistration required) 10:05am -10:30am*....................................................................................................ToddlerTime, Ronning Library, 2 year olds 10:15am -10:50am.*...................................................Preschool Storytime, Brandon Library, ages 3-5 (preregistration required) 10:30am -11:30am.........................................................................................................Pigeon Storytime!, Barnes and Noble 10:45am -11:20am*................................................................................................................Family Storytime, Ronning Library 2:45pm-6pm............................................................................... Game Room/Open Gym, MariCar Community Center, ages 7+ 3pm - 4:30pm*..................................................................................................A Movie and a Wii Bit of Fun, Oak View Library

Thursday, April 5 8am-10am*..............................................................................................Free Speech and Language Screenings, Theratime Inc. 9am-12pm*................................................................Developmental Vision Screenings, Visions Eye Care (preregistration required) 9am-3pm....................................................................... Fused Glass Wind Chime, Dakota Stained Glass (preregistration required) 9:30am-11:30am...................................... No School Day Camp, YWCA, ages 5-12, $25-$30 + activity fee (preregistration required) 10:05am-10:50am......................................................................................................Lapsit,OakView Library,ages 6-24 months 10:05am-10:35am*..........................................................Preschool Storytime, Ronning Library, ages 3-5 (preregistration required) 10:05am-10:35am*..........................................................................................................ToddlerTime, Caille Library, 2 year olds 10:45am-11:20am*....................................................................................................................Family Storytime, Caille Library 10:05am-10:50am................................................................................................Lapsit, Oak View Library, ages 6-24 months

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3pm - 4pm.........................................................................................................Crafty Kids, Oak View Library *Weekly until May 3 7pm - 10pm.................................................................................................. Harlem Globetrotters, Sioux Falls Arena, $17.75-$74 * Asterisks indicates the event repeats every week... same day, same time

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Friday, April 6 10:05am-10:50am............................................................................................Lapsit, Ronning Library, ages 6-24 months 5pm-8pm................................................................................................................. Free First Friday, Washington Pavilion 7:30pm-8:30pm.................................................................................................................... Marvel Heroes, Barnes&Noble

Saturday, April 7 9am-12pm............................................... Build a Window Bird Feeder, Home Depot, ages 5-12 (preregistration␣required) 11am-11:35am.....................................................................................................................Family Storytime, Main Library 1pm - 5pm............................................................................................. Weekend Open Gym, Morningside Community Center

Monday, April 9 9:30am-11:30am................................No School Day Camp, YWCA, ages 5-12, $25-$30 + activity fee␣(preregistration required) 1pm-2pm........................................................ Story Time with the Story Lady, Sioux Falls YMCA (preregistration␣ required) 7pm-10pm*....................................... Shrek the Musical, Washington Pavilion (must purchase tickets) *Also Apr 10 and 11 11:00am-12:00pm.....................................................................................................................Storytime, Children’s Museum

Tuesday, April 10 9:00am-12:00pm............................................................... Free developmental vision screenings/Visions Eye Care by appt. only 10am-11am.................................Get Crafty and Messy!, MariCar Community Center, ages 2-5, $3␣ (preregistration required) 6:30pm - 7:30pm....................... Little Scientists Gone Mad!, Kuehn Community Center, ages 4- 5, $5␣(preregistration required)

Wednesday, April 11 10:30am - 11:30am........................................................................................................... Nickelodeon Friends, Barnes&Noble

Thursday, April 12 8am-10am*............................................................................................Free Speech and Language Screenings, Theratime Inc. 10:05am - 10:50am......................................................................................................... Lapsit, Main Library, ages 6-24 months 3:30pm - 11:30pm*............................................................................... Bowl for Kids’ Sake, $65/person *Also Apr 13 and 14

Friday, April 13 1:30pm-2:45pm.............................................. Fun and Fitness Friday, Morningside Community Center, ages 6 & under 6:30pm-8:30pm........................................................................................ Family Nite Out, Morningside Community Center 7:30pm-8:30pm...................................................................................................... Crafty Chloe Storytime!, Barnes&Noble

Saturday, April 14 9am-3:30pm............................5th Annual Cake Show and Challenge event at The Empire Mall ($200 preregistration required) 9am-9:45am.......................Theater Games, Sioux Empire Community Theatre, ages Pre-K- 2nd grade (preregistration required) 10am-11am............................................................................. Broadway Dance, Sioux Empire Community Theatre, grades 3-5 10am-11am.................................................World’s Tallest Animals, Great Plains Zoo, ages 5-6, $12 (preregistration required) 10am-11am........................................Extreme Weather Workshop, Washington Pavilion, ages 9-12, $8 (preregistration required) 10:15am-11am..............................................................Story Time, Washington Pavilion, ages pre-K (preregistration required) 10am-10:45am*.................................. Toddler Art-Terrific Textures 2, Washington Pavilion, ages 1-3, $30 *Weekly until Apr 28 10am-2pm........................................................................ South Dakota Child Identification Program, Old Courthouse Museum 11:15am-12:15pm...................................................................... Broadway Dance, Sioux Empire Community Theatre, grades 6-8 11:15am-12:15pm................................................................. Musical Exploration, Sioux Empire Community Theatre, grades 3-5 2pm-3pm....................................................................... Acting for Camera, Sioux Empire Community Theatre, grades 6-8 2pm-3pm............................................................................... Stage Makeup, Sioux Empire Community Theatre, grades 3-5 2pm-3pm.......................................................................... Story Theatre, Sioux Empire Community Theatre, Pre-K-2nd grade 3:15pm-4:15pm............................................................... Musical Exploration, Sioux Empire Community Theatre, grades 6-8

Sunday, April 15 2pm-3pm......................................Little Scientists Gone Mad!, Kuehn Community Center, ages 4-5, $5␣ (preregistration required)

Monday, April 16 3:30pm-4:30pm.............................Sewing/QuiltingClassfor Kids, Heirloom Creations,␣ages 7-12, $40 (preregistration required) 6pm-7pm........................................................................Monday Night Play Group, Oyate Community Center, ages Pre-K & under 10:30am-11:30am....................................................................................................Sesame Street Storytime, Barnes&Noble

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Preschool

Elementary

Middle School

All Ages

Tuesday, April 17 9:00am-12:00pm............................................................... Free developmental vision screenings/Visions Eye Care by appt. only 10:00am-11:00am.........................................................................................................................Storytime, Child’s Play Toys

Wednesday, April 18 10:30am-11:30am....................................................................................................Sesame Street Storytime, Barnes&Noble

Thursday, April 19 All Day.................................................................................Kid’s Activity Day, Old Courthouse Museum, ages pre-K-2nd grade 8am-10am*............................................................................................Free Speech and Language Screenings, Theratime Inc. 9:30am-12pm..........................................................................................................Earth Day Celebration, Calvary Cathedral

Friday, April 20 10:05am - 10:50am.....................................................................................................Lapsit, Ronning Library, ages 6-24 months 7pm -10pm.......................................Kids’ Night Out, Star Performance Complex, ages 3+, $25/$15/$5␣ (preregistration required) 7:30pm-8:30pm.................................................................................................Celebrate Earth Day Storytime, Barnes&Noble

Saturday, April 21 9:30am -12pm......................................................................................Fused glass for your flower bed, Dakota Stained Glass 10am -11am.........................................Game Science Workshop, Washington Pavilion, ages 9-12, $8␣ (preregistration required) 10am-11am............................................................................ Picture This Nature Workshop, Washington Pavilion, ages 6-8, $8 1pm-4pm............................................................................. Party for the Planet, Great Plains Zoo, $7.50 adult/$4.50 children 7:30pm-9:30pm........................................................ South Dakota Symphony: A Space Odyssey, Washington Pavilion, $10-45

Sunday, April 22 2pm-4pm................................................EarthDayExtravaganza, MariCar Community Center, $5/person␣ (preregistration required)

Monday, April 23 4pm-6pm................................................Roller Broomball, MariCar Community Center, ages␣10-13, $5 (preregistration required)

Tuesday, April 24 9:00am-12:00pm............................................................... Free developmental vision screenings/Visions Eye Care by appt. only

Thursday, April 26 8am-10am............................................................................................Free Speech and Language Screenings, Theratime Inc. 12:30pm-2:30pm.........................................................................................El Riad Shrine Circus, Sioux Falls Convention Center 7:00pm-9:00pm..........................................................................................El Riad Shrine Circus, Sioux Falls Convention Center

Friday, April 27 10:30am-11:15am................................................................................. Toddler Gym, Kuehn Community Center, ages 2-3, $5 11:00am-12:00pm.....................................................................................................................Storytime, Children’s Museum 12:30pm-2:30pm.........................................................................................El Riad Shrine Circus, Sioux Falls Convention Center 7:00pm-9:00pm..........................................................................................El Riad Shrine Circus, Sioux Falls Convention Center

Saturday, April 28 10:00am-11:00am........................................................Picture This Landscapes Workshop, Washington Pavilion, ages 9- 12, $8 10:00am-11:00am...........................................................Science in the Toy Box Workshop, Washington Pavilion, ages 6-8, $8 10am-11am...........................Zebra Foal ZooCub Class,Great Plains Zoo, ages 15 months-2 years, $10␣(preregistration required) 11:15am-12:15pm..................................Z is for Zebras ZooCub class, Great Plains Zoo, ages 3-4, $10␣(preregistration required) 10am-12:00pm...........................................................................................El Riad Shrine Circus, Sioux Falls Convention Center 2:30pm-4:30pm...........................................................................................El Riad Shrine Circus, Sioux Falls Convention Center

WOW! Check out our online calendar for additional events! You can NOW sync your calendar with ours, check out our website under calendar for details.

‘HOOD HAPPENINGS

7:00pm-9:00pm...........................................................................................El Riad Shrine Circus, Sioux Falls Convention Center

Sunday, April 29 10:30am-12:00pm.............................................................Play Group, Parks & Rec, Morningside Community Center, infant to Pre-K 11:00am-12:00pm.....................................................................................................................Storytime, Children’s Museum 12:30pm-2:30pm.........................................................................................El Riad Shrine Circus, Sioux Falls Convention Center 5pm-7pm.....................................................................................................El Riad Shrine Circus, Sioux Falls Convention Center 1:30pm-5:30pm...............................................................................................Albinism Bowl-a-Thon Fundaiser, Eastway Bowl

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Celebrate your next Birthday at

Take a look

at Sioux Falls

Cooking Camp (Ages 3-5 Only) May 21st - 24th

Bring your child and friends to have a fun time with fused glass. They may make wind chimes, jewelry, tiles, magnets, picture frame or window hangings. Project costs range from $15 to $20.

Dare to Imagine June 4th - 8th Once Upon a Time June 11th - 14th Cracking the Code June 18th - 21st Somewhere Out There June 25th - 28th Oh The Places We Will Go July 9th - 12th A Taste of the Arts July 16th - 19th Up Up and Away July 23rd - 26th Extreme July 30th - Aug. 2nd Creepy Crawlers (Ages 3-5 Only) Aug. 6th - 9th

We have an area for you to serve refreshments and open gifts!

Ages 3-5 run Monday - Thursday

Ages 6-10 run Monday - Friday

At Excel’s camps, children are having so much fun they don’t even know they are learning! Camps are affordable and action packed. Your child will never want to leave!

For more information call 605-331-4963 dakotastainedglass.com facebook.com/dakota stainedglass

www.excelachievement.com or 605.988.0900


FA M I LY H O O D

So You Are Planning

A PARTY

by Taryn Sonnenfeld

What better way to celebrate your child’s life than to throw a Birthday Party! At least that’s what you told yourself right? Now the blessed day is here and your space if filled with tons of people, you’ve spent hours making refreshments and a cake worthy of a contest (you know you can’t just make a regular cake anymore, cake is art these days!) You set it aflame, turn the lights off and everyone in their own special tune wholeheartedly sings “Happy Birthday” to your little one.

Photo courtesy of Crave Photography

As you look at your child, just for a moment, it sinks in…they are one year older, this precious time is flying by. Their eyes are like saucers and they’re smiling ear to ear, ready to make the biggest wish of their life on those flaming candles. Face it, Birthdays are wonderful :) How much fun to base an entire issue theme on Birthday Parties, not just because everyone loves a party, but because we ultimately believe, life deserves to be celebrated! We met with two local families and got their inspiration and ideas for children’s parties. Enjoy getting to know them and the pictures from their recent family events. Hopefully they will inspire you to celebrate life in new and exciting ways. What bigger gift could you give to your children and to yourself? Story Continued on next page...

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Berdahl Family by Hannah Weise Basic Family Info John (Dad), Tamme (Mom), Tommy 4.5, Anabel 1.5 How much is appropriate to spend on a birthday party for a child? “I think birthday parties shouldn’t be about the money or about trying to impress people. It’s about making a memory for your kids,” Tamme states. She has hosted birthday parties in the past where she made everything she possibly could, but she also enjoys the advantages holding the party outside the home can offer. Ultimately, “It’s more about the memories than it is about the cost.” How many kids should be invited to the party? For a party in the home, Tamme suggests keeping the guest list at eight or fewer children. Too many children can be difficult to supervise alone. For a well-prepared location outside the home, she says, “The sky is the limit.” The number of guests you should invite depends on your budget and how many friends your child wants to invite. A larger venue can support more children. However, when you have parties outside the home, you often pay more for invitations, favors, decorations, and food. Do children play a role in planning the party? “Absolutely! I try to have them involved as much as possible,” Tamme says. The level of involvement depends on the ages of the children. For her daughter Anabel’s second birthday, Tamme is thinking about basing the party’s theme on rainbows, one of Anabel’s favorite things. She is already talking to Tommy about his next birthday party. At what age do you stop throwing birthday parties . . . or do you? “I love entertaining, so there probably won’t be a birthday that won’t be celebrated in our house,” Tamme states. As her kids get older, the parties will change to be age appropriate. Her children will play a larger role in planning their parties as they get older. “It’s so important to feel special on your 22 | April 2012 | thehoodmagazine.com

birthday, and it’s so nice if someone honors you, especially without being asked. It makes you feel loved,” Tamme says. How else do you celebrate life with your children? Tamme’s favorite way to celebrate life with her children is through a gratitude book she keeps in her office. “Any time my kids say something funny or I want to journal about them, I write down quotes of things they’ve said in my book with the date,” Tamme explains. She also records prayers and other positive memories. In addition to the gratitude book, the Berdahl family annually orders a family photo “yearbook” online. Both Anabel and Tommy also go on individual “date nights” with one or both of their parents on a regular basis. Most Recent Birthday Party The Berdahl family had a superhero-themed party for Tommy when he turned four. Tamme tried to keep the theme generic so that the kids were free to use their imaginations and create their own superhero. They held the party at Wings Gymnastics Academy where, upon arriving, each of the sixteen kids present had to go through an obstacle course for “superhero training.” Upon successful completion, each child received his or her own cape and mask. Everyone was then given some free time to further enjoy the obstacle course. John, Tamme’s husband, wore a costume complete with a black cape so that the kids would have a villain to chase. An older sibling of one of the guests also donned black attire and played the part of a bad guy. For party favors, the children were given a glow sword, stickers, suckers, and snacks. Tamme served superhero ropes (licorice) and superhero sandwiches (Oreos), attached small capes to each sucker, made star-shaped rice krispie treats, and gave each child a bottle of water with superheroes taped to the outside. At the end of the party, each child received an award with their superhero name and special power listed on the certificate. At the end of the party, the only cleaning Tamme had to do was to clear the tables.


FA M I LY H O O D

Rens Family

by Hannah Weise

Basic Family Info Mark (Dad), Gretchen (Mom), Gracie 10, Gillian 7, Gibson 4, Gemma 2 How much is appropriate to spend on a birthday party for a child? Gretchen estimates that, on average, it is appropriate to spend between $200-$300 for a birthday party. How many kids should be invited to the party? It depends on the type of party you are hosting, but Gretchen suggests between seven and ten children, including the birthday child. Do children play a role in planning the party? “Of course! I usually let them pick out their invitations, which determines the party theme,” Gretchen says. Her family usually orders invitations through the Vistaprint website. Her children also help pick out party favors and decorations and assist with the actual decorating. At what age do you stop throwing birthday parties . . . or do you? “Right around twelve or thirteen is probably when I would stop, only because by then they usually don’t want to do the same kind of birthday celebration they did when they were younger,” Gretchen states.

How else do you celebrate life with your children? “We have pizza every Friday night, usually that and a movie if there are not other activities,” Gretchen says. The most important thing in their family is to spend time together, and family togetherness is encouraged and enjoyed at every opportunity. Most Recent Birthday Party The Rens family had a day spa themed party for Gillian’s seventh birthday. Gretchen asked a few of her friends, who work as stylists, to come over and help with the party. The girls each had their fingernails and toes painted and had pink hair extensions put in their hair. The Rens family held the party in what Gretchen calls their “obnoxiously” large bathroom with “room for twenty” and lots of counter space. Gretchen set up different stations on the counter, each containing different goodies. She purchased items such as hand sanitizers, nail polish, custom chapsticks, a hair clip, bottled water, and a pair of slippers with felt flowers sewn on for each girl. She also made each girl a personalized bag with a cartoon picture of the girl wearing a spa robe to put the favors into. Gretchen held the party around 9 am and served a brunch buffet consisting of cereal, bagels and cream cheese, and milk. She also served cake, pop, and cotton candy as a snack.

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‘HOOD NEWS

BUZZ

So what’s all the

about anyway?

We are bursting at the seams (literally) with expectation and the thought of what is to come! Although the final reveal won’t happen until next month, we wanted to share with you that we are doing our best to be the Sioux Empire’s Parenting Resource, so just like children-we are growing. A new section is heading your way along with new tips, new experiences and new expertise. We’d like you to be a part-stay tuned and get involved! Welcome to the Hood Family...

Minor Emergency? Walk-Ins Welcome Life happens. And when it throws you a curveball, it doesn't usually come with a lot of warning. For those unexpected times, our doctors are here to help.

On the corner of Cliff Ave and 20th centerforfamilymed.org

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K A R A’ S K R E AT I V E

Birthday

BALLOON TOWER

by Kara Weber

What You Need Approximately 28 Mylar balloons for a 4 foot tower One Mylar balloon for the top 4 ft. of skinny PVC pipe or a 4 ft. wooden dowel One square piece of wood approximately 10”x10”x1” Glue Drill Tape

What You Do 1.  Drill a hole in the center of the board the same diameter as your dowel/rod. Glue the dowel in place so that it is standing straight up. 2.  Blow up two balloons and tie them together using a square knot. Try to keep all the balloons a consistent size when inflating. 3.  Take your group of two balloons and wrap as low as possible around the bottom of the dowel. Twist the two balloons around each other to secure. 4.  Take another group of two balloons and again twist around the post as low as possible. This set of two balloons should stack in-between the first set of two. 5.  Continue up the dowel until it is covered. Tape a Mylar balloon to the top of the rod to finish it off.

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• Pediatric Speech • Occupational Therapy • Physical Therapy • On-site Therapy • Autism Services Intensive Therapy • Expressive Language Skills • Receptive Language Skills • Speech Production Articulation Skills

• Social Skills • Feeding and Swallowing • Oral Motor Skills • Diorders of Voice • Fine Motor • Gross Motor • Consultations • Schools • Evaulations

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• Pre-K - Dates: August 6-9

• Dates: July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, August 1

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Time: 8:30-11:00 am • K-3rd Grade - Dates: July 30-August 2, 6-9 Time: 1:00-3:30 pm • Cursive - Dates: August 13-15 Time: 3:00-5:00 pm “Handwriting Without Tears” for pre-k, gradeschoolers, and children struggling with cursive.

Sensory Camp • Dates: June 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29

Time: 8:30-9:45 am Helps children improve responses to sensory stimulation.

Social Stars Camp • Ages 4-8 - Dates: August 6, 7, 9, 10

Times: 3:30-5:30 pm • Age 9-Young Adult - Dates: July 23, 24, 26, 27 Time: 3:00-5:30 pm Improves kids’ interaction with peers.

Time: 4:00-5:00 pm A fun way to improve speech articulation.

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Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm Constraint-induced movement therapy for children with hemiplegia.

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• Dates: May 21-24

Time: 9:00-11:00 am A camp using Augmentative & Alternative Communication devices.

• Call for more information Mobility skills with the latest technology in power wheelchairs

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Time: 7:45-9:00 am For children that are picky eaters.

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Call (605)782-2400 for more details or to register!

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SHOPPING LIST (by recipe)

Miscellaneous Recipes & Dinner Recipes check if adding to list

Miscellaneous Recipes

check if adding to list

Dinner Recipes

Basic Risotto

Potato and Ham Chowder

Pineapple Pancakes

Quick Cheeseburger Pie

Wild Cherry Kiss Cookies

Crockpot Beef Chuck Roast w/Sour Cream

1 c. uncooked long-grain white rice 1 clove garlic, minced 3 1/2 c. chicken broth 1 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese 1 dash ground black pepper

1/2 c. flour 2 large eggs 1/2 c. milk 2 tbsp. icing sugar 1 tsp. baking powder 1 can pineapple rings oil o u t ffo o k i nngg tteeaarr out orr schooppi

1 c. unsalted butter 1 c. sugar, plus extra for rolling 1 tbsp. Maraschino cherry juice 3/4 tsp. vanilla extract 2-3 drops red food color 1 egg 2 1/4 c. flour 1/8 tsp. salt 1/2 c. Maraschino cherries 36 chocolate kisses

Peanut Butter Waffle Toast

1 1/4 c. milk 1 c. pancake mix 1/2 c. peanut butter 2 tbsp. granulated sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1 egg 6-8 slices bread 6-8 tbsp. mini semisweet chocolate chips powdered sugar (optional)

Diabetic Banana-Orange Smoothie 1 c. plain yogurt 1/2 c. milk 1 c. unsweetened orange juice 1 medium banana sugar substitute = 1/4 c. sugar 1 c. ice cubes

Personal Shopping

1/4 c. bacon grease 1 small onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 c. ham 3 c. cooked potatoes 2 c. mashed potatoes 8 c. chicken stock 1 c. heavy cream

1 lb. (at least 80%) lean ground beef 1 large chopped onion 1/2 tsp. salt 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 c. all purpose baking mix 1 c. milk 2 eggs

4 to 5 lb. lean chuck roast 1 clove garlic salt and pepper to taste 1 large carrot 1 rib celery 1 small onion 3/4 c. sour cream 3 tbsp. flour 1/2 c. dry white wine

White Chicken Chili

1 lb. chicken 1 c. chopped onion 1 can chicken broth 2 cloves garlic 2 tsp. Cumin seed 1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves 3 cans white beans 1 or 2 chopped red, green, or yellow bell peppers jalapeno chili peppers (optional)

White Chicken Bake with Black Beans & Salsa

4 chicken breast halves salt and pepper to taste 1 can black beans 1 can whole kernel corn 2 c. chunky salsa 1 can chopped mild green chile peppers 1/4 c. fresh cilantro 6 oz. shredded Mexican cheese blend

Check your cupboards for the ingredients mentioned in the recipes before heading to the store. If you are running low, add the item to your personal list above.

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Miscellaneous Recipes Basic Risotto Ingredients 1 c. uncooked long-grain white rice 1 clove garlic, minced 3 1/2 c. chicken broth 1 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese 1 dash ground black pepper

Directions

Cook rice and garlic in medium nonstick saucepan 2 minutes, stirring. Add 1/2 c. broth and cook until broth is absorbed. Add remaining broth, 1/2 c. at a time, stirring until broth is absorbed before adding more broth. Cook until rice is done and creamy. Add cheese and pepper. Serve immediately.

Peanut Butter Waffle Toast Ingredients 1 1/4 c. milk 1 c. original pancake mix 1/2 c. peanut butter 2 tbsp. granulated sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1 egg 6 to 8 slices bread 6 to 8 tbsp. mini semisweet chocolate chips powdered sugar; if desired

Directions

Heat waffle iron; grease with shortening if necessary (or spray with cooking spray before heating). In medium bowl, stir milk, pancake mix, peanut butter, granulated sugar, vanilla and egg until well blended. Carefully dip bread into batter on both sides. Place in waffle iron. Close lid. Bake about 2 minutes or until steaming stops and “toast” is golden. Carefully remove waffle toast. Sprinkle each waffle with 1 tbsp. chocolate chips and powdered sugar. 28 | April 2012 | thehoodmagazine.com

Wild Cherry Kiss Cookies Ingredients 1 c. softened, unsalted butter 1 c. sugar, plus extra for rolling 1 tbsp. Maraschino cherry juice 3/4 tsp. vanilla extract 2-3 drops red food coloring 1 egg

2 1/4 c. flour 1/8 tsp. salt 1/2 c. Maraschino cherries, chopped 36 chocolate kisses

Directions

Beat the butter with a mixer until creamy and smooth. Add the sugar, Maraschino cherry juice, vanilla extract, egg, and red food coloring. Beat with a mixer until smooth. Mix the flour and salt together then pour in batches into the dough. Mix with the beater, making sure to wipe the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Add the cherries and mix well with spoon. Place the dough into the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes. Preheat oven to 325° F. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat. Roll the cookie dough into small balls then drop into a bowl of sugar; roll to coat evenly. Place the balls on the cookie sheet about 2 inches apart; press your thumb down in the center of the cookie gently. Repeat. Place into the oven and bake for 13-14 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately place a kiss in the center of each cookie. Let cookies set up on the baking sheet for 3-5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool.


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Miscellaneous Recipes ctd. Diabetic Banana-Orange Smoothie Ingredients 1 c. plain yogurt 1/2 c. milk 1 c. unsweetened orange juice 1 medium banana sugar substitute = 1/4 c. sugar 1 c. ice cubes

Directions

In a blender combine yogurt, milk, orange juice and sugar substitute. With the blender running, add pieces of banana a few at a time through opening in the lid. Blend until smooth, then add ice cubes one at a time, until desired consistency.

Ingredients 1/2 c. flour 2 large eggs 1/2 c. milk 2 tbsp. icing sugar

1 tsp. baking powder 1 can pineapple rings a little oil for brushing the pan

Directions

Dinner Recipes Potato and Ham Chowder Ingredients 1/4 c. bacon grease 1 small onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 c. ham 3 c. potatoes, cooked and diced 2 c. mashed potatoes 8 c. chicken stock 1 c. heavy cream

Directions

Pineapple Pancakes

Heat bacon grease in a large stock pot and add onion. Cook until onion is translucent. Add ham and cook until well heated through. Add garlic and chicken stock. Simmer for several minutes. Add both potatoes and stir well. Simmer for several minutes, stirring frequently. Add cream, stir frequently. Add cream, stir well and heat through.

Preheat a large fry pan/skillet on medium heat. In a large mixing bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and eggs adding the milk till you get a smooth batter, then whisk in the icing sugar. Brush the pan with a little of the oil then place the pineapple rings in the pan and cook until slightly caramelized, then turn the pineapple over and spoon some of the batter onto each of the pineapple rings. Cook until bubbles break the surface of the pancake then turn, cook for about one minute each side. Serve pineapple side up on warmed plates, with a dollop of whipped cream or dust with icing sugar.

Crockpot Beef Chuck Roast w/Sour Cream Ingredients 4 to 5 lb. lean chuck roast 1 clove garlic, mashed salt and pepper to taste 1 large carrot, chopped 1 rib celery, chopped 1 small onion, sliced 3/4 c. sour cream mixed with 3 tbsp. flour and 1/2 c. dry white wine

Directions

Rub roast with garlic and season with salt and pepper. Place in the crockpot and add chopped carrot, celery, and sliced onion. Cover and cook on low 10 to 12 hours. Add sour cream mixture 30 to 40 minutes before done. Serve with hot cooked noodles.

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Dinner Recipes ‘ctd. White Chicken Bake with Black Beans & Salsa Ingredients 4 chicken breast halves salt and pepper to taste 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 can whole kernel corn, drained 2 c. chunky salsa, divided 1 can chopped mild green chilli peppers (optional) 1/4 c. chopped fresh cilantro, divided 6 oz. shredded Mexican cheese blend

Directions

White Chicken Chili Ingredients 1 lb. chicken, cut up into small chunks 1 c. chopped onion 1 can chicken broth 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 tsp. Cumin seed 1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves 3 cans white beans, drained and rinsed 30 | April 2012 | thehoodmagazine.com

Ingredients 1 lb. lean ground beef 1 large chopped onion 1/2 tsp. salt 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 c. all purpose baking mix 1 c. milk 2 eggs

Directions

Preheat oven to 400° F. Spray 9 in. pie plate with cooking spray. In 10 in. skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown, drain. Stir in salt, spread in pie plate and sprinkle with cheese. In a small bowl, mix remaining ingredients with fork or wire whisk until well blended. Pour into pie plate. Bake 25 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. 1 or 2 chopped red, green or yellow bell peppers, or combo jalapeno chili peppers, fresh, jarred, or canned (optional)

Directions

In a 4 or 6 quart crock pot combine the chicken, onions, chicken broth, garlic, cumin and oregano. Let cook on low for approximately 3-5 hours. Add drained beans. Add bell peppers and jalapeno peppers no earlier than the last hour or hour and a half before serving. Top each serving with shredded cheese and or broken tortilla chips if desired.

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t e a r out f or c o o k i n g

Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 2 quart casserole or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Wash chicken and pat dry. Sprinkle the chicken all over with salt and pepper. Combine the drained beans, corn, 1 c. of salsa, green chile peppers, and half of the cilantro. Put the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Arrange chicken over the bean and corn mixture, then spoon the remaining salsa over the chicken. Sprinkle with the remaining cilantro and top evenly with the cheese. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking for 10 minutes, or until chicken is tender and juices run clear.

Quick Cheeseburger Pie


BUDGET ‘HOOD

Memorable Birthdays Photo courtesy of Julie Prairie Photography

ON A BUDGET

by Shaina Herrmann, ShainasDeals.com

Some of my favorite childhood memories are my birthday parties! What made them so memorable was not the decorations, the location, or even the presents; it was the time spent with friends and family and the joy from celebrating a new year of life! Celebrating birthdays is all about having fun. Fun does not need to throw your budget off course. Here are several tips to help you create a fun and memorable party while still sticking to a budget! • Make invitations or have your child make them. They will become memorable keepsakes and save you some money at the same time. You could also opt to send free e-invites! • Check sites like Craigslist for party decorations and tableware! Once a party is over, a lot of decorations often go into the trash.  Some people choose to try to re-sell or even give them away on Craigslist. • When it comes to food and drinks you could try making strawberry lemonade rather than purchasing sodas, and in place of several snacks and treats, just stick with the essentials - cake and ice cream.  

• Bake your own cake or cupcakes and do your own decorating. Not only will the cake taste better, but it is a fun activity to do with your kids and significantly cheaper. • If you decide to go with a lot of decorations, mix generic decor with the more expensive themed decor. For example, Sponge Bob themed plates with generic yellow napkins and cups. If you really want to save, buy reusable generic tableware and decor. These will last you several years! • Giftbags: If you like to send something home with the kids, rather than filling goodie bags send each child home with one small gift or candy bar.  You save money and they still get to go home with something fun! Organize a scavenger hunt or a  put together a talent show! Games are fun, memorable, and they don’t need to cost you a cent. For some great game ideas check out www.birthdaypartyideas.com/html/games.html


All American Gymnastics Academy Summer Schedule - May 21 - August 16

ALL RATES INCLUDE TAX

MONDAY TUESDAY PRE-SCHOOL

WEDNESDAY

LITTLE ALL STARS

The annual registration fee is $25.00 for the first child and $14.00 for each additional family member. The fee is due from new and returning families at the beginning of the member’s year and is nonrefundable. FREE “AAGA” T-Shirt with each child’s paid annual fee!!

THURSDAY 10:00-10:50

Walking to 6 years Punch Cards must be purchased (10 punches per card) do not expire 1 Card: $70 or 2 Cards: $120

LITTLE DIPPERS

10:00 - 10:50 11:00 - 11:50 6:00 - 6:50

10:00-10:50 11:00-11:50 5:00-5:50 6:00-6:50 7:00-7:50

10:00-10:50 11:00-11:50

5:00-5:50 6:00-6:50

BIG DIPPERS

10:00-11:00 6:00-7:00

11:00-12:00 6:00-7:00

11:00-12:00 6:00-7:00

6:00-7:00

11:00-12:00 4:00-5:00

4:00-5:00 5:10-6:10 6:20-7:20

3-5 yr old & potty trained 1 Class/week Cost: $62/mo 2 Class/week Cost: $108.50/mo 1 Class/week Cost: $66/mo 2 Class/week Cost: $115.50/mo

RECREATIONAL BEGINNERS

10:00-11:00 4:00-5:00 5:10-6:10 6:20-7:20

6 - 12 yrs. old 1 Class/week Cost: $66/mo 2 Class/week Cost: $115.50/mo

BEGINNER BOYS

6:30-7:30

6 - 12 yrs. old 1 Class/week Cost: $66/mo 2 Class/week Cost: $115.50/mo

ADVANCED I

Evaluation Required 1 Class/week Cost: $66/mo 2 Class/week Cost: $115.50/mo

11:15-12:15 5:30-6:30 6:45-7:45

4:00-5:00

9:45-10:45 5:30-6:30 6:45-7:45

INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED BOYS

5:10-6:10

Evaluation Required 1 Class/week Cost: $66/mo 2 Class/week Cost: $115.50/mo

ADVANCED II

9:00-10:30 5:45-7:15

JR & SR HIGH GYM

6:00-7:30

Evaluation Required 1 Class/week Cost: $93/mo 2 Class/week Cost: $148.80/mo Evaluation Required 1 Class/week Cost: $93/mo 2 Class/week Cost: $148.80/mo

9:00-10:30 5:45-7:15

7:00-8:30

TUMBLE/PETITE ELITE TUMBLING TYKES

10:00-10:30 10:30-11:00

1 Class/week Cost: $40/mo

BEGINNER TUMBLE

4:00-5:00

4:00-5:00

INTERMEDIDATE/ ADVANCED TUMBLE

4:00-5:00 (INT ONLY) 7:00-8:00 (ADV ONLY) 8:00-9:00 (JR/SR)

4:00-5:00 (INT ONLY) 7:00-8:00 (ADV ONLY) 8:00-9:00 (JR/SR)

1 Class/week Cost: $61/mo 2 Class/week Cost: $103/mo

Evaluation Required 1 Class/week Cost: $66/mo 2 Class/week Cost: $115.50/mo

PETITE ELITE

9:30-11:00

5:45-7:15

PRETEAM

11:00-1:00

5:45-7:45

Evaluation Required 1 Class/week Cost: $93/mo 2 Class/week Cost: $148.80/mo Evaluation Required 1 Class/week Cost: $115/mo 2 Class/week Cost: $184/mo

OPEN GYM

Ages 6-18 Punch cards available for purchase

9:30-11:00

5:45-7:15

5:45-7:45

5:00-7:00


Largest Birthday Party Facility in town! 23,000 square feet of jumping, bouncing, inflatable fun - all to yourself!

Birthday Parties/Facility Rentals For 1 hour and 45 minutes...AAGA is all yours! Your private party will have 1 hour in the gym with up to 7 Inflatables! • Access to select gymnastics equipment • Safety foam pit • In-Ground trampolines and much more! • 45 minutes in a party room to enjoy cake, food, or anything you choose to bring. (A refrigerator and freezer is available for your convenience). Don’t worry about clean up, we will do that for you! • An AAGA staff member for your party to ensure safety and fun! This is all yours for $165 plus tax. You may bring up to 12 children and if more than 12 children attend, it’s only $5 for each additional child. AAGA is also available to rent for your group event! You can rent AAGA for 2-3 hours and have the place all to yourselves! No group is too small! Smaller groups will get a discounted rate. Call for more information!

Go to our website at

www.allamericangymnastics.com for more information and to view a birthday party video!

www.allamericangymnastics.com Don’t forget to find us on Facebook!

1 Free Month of Gymnastics! Good for the last month of the Winter/Spring Session – April 22, 2012 – May 19, 2012 Not valid with other offers or discounts. Class day/time subject to availability. New members only.

$25 off Inflatable Birthday Party! Not valid with other offers or discounts. Expires August 31, 2012


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Birthday Certificate Birthday Kid’s Package Fre e (wi th parties of six people or more)

(First Name)

Birthday packages for all ages starting at $7 per person. For more information on our Birthday Packages, visit

www.ThunderRoad.info and click on the Birthdays menu item. Go-Karts /// Mini-Golf /// Laser Tag /// Lazer Maze /// Euro-Bungy Water Wars /// Batting Cages /// Tilt-A-Whirl /// Bumper Boats

8th & Kiwanis Ave.

605-334-4181

Sioux Falls, SD


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