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CONTRIBUTORS FALL 2022 The Holiday Issue FREE! PLEASETAKE ONE 585KIDS.COM Holiday calendar p. 11 Rochester Children's Book Fest p. 18 Chat it up! p. 30 JUST FOR KIDS Crafty Cat and p.10 FEATURE Viviane Van Velde's p.16 FEDING YOUR FAMILY Use your noodle — p.28 ! 20 2330 Holiday calendar 11 Holiday happenings The 585 has so many great holiday events for everyone in the family. Get ready for a fantastic season by checking out these great area events and performances on page 11. In every issue 6 Deadlines, Hello (585) families 9 New and noteworthy By Jinelle Vaiana 16 Book nook By Deena Viviani 28 Feeding your family By Emily DiCesare Features 18 Rochester Children's Book Fest By Deena Viviani 26 Viviane Van Velde and her Festival to Go By Sarah Mead 30 Chat it up By Terri Ercole Just for kids 19 Dot-to-dot By Monkeying Around 20 Crafty Cat By Cathy Monrad 21 Color your world By Anna Overmoyer 22 Audrey asks By Audrey Mead 23 Mindfulness moments By Terri Ercole 24 Meet the polar bear By Gio Battaglia 11 ON THE COVER Photo by Tomas Flint Design by Cathy Monrad Special thanks to MTF Models 2022 HOLIDAY EVENTS CALENDAR Editorial interns Daniel Curry and Chloe Adour
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WISH UPON A STAR
Broadway’s Disney princesses will bring an evening of songs, animation, and stories to Kodak Center this fall. The Tonyand Grammy-nominated performers who brought Anastasia, Belle, Jasmine, and Anna to life on the Great White Way will sing a wide variety of Disney’s signature melodies on November 27. They will also share intimate, behind-the-scenes stories of their time portraying these characters.
There will be no costumed characters at the event; the singers will be performing as themselves. The show will run for about two hours, and it is recommended for children older than six. If you decide to bring a child under two, they will not need a ticket to sit on an adult’s lap.
Tickets will range from $39.50 to $210, and various packages are available. The Disney Princess Royal Palace Package, for example, includes one seat in the first ten rows, a preshow palace party, invitation to an intimate soundcheck and Q & A with the cast, and much more for $160 plus fees.
FORMER RMSC PRESCHOOL GETS A SECOND START AS DASA PRESCHOOL
When the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) decided to close its forty-six-year-old preschool program, the community was not pleased.
The decision from the RMSC was influenced by the COVID pandemic and the organization’s desire to focus on its three main offerings: the Science Center, Nature Center, and Planetarium.
In response, a preschool parent started a change.org petition to keep the program running and it received more than 2,000 signatures. As a result of the overwhelming support, the program found a new home as Discovery Academy of Science & Art (DASA) Preschool, and opened its doors
in a new location at 534 Oxford Street in September.
Almost all the educators moved over to the new program, which continues to have a strong emphasis on science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) through play-based learning. The school will continue to explore and strengthen ties to local museums and focus on active, outdoor play as well.
“We believe that students are naturally curious,” says Carey Sisson, head of the preschool. “A STEAM-based curriculum provides rich opportunities for students to ask questions, think critically, and explore their environment.”
Registration is open in December for the 2023-2024 school year. To donate to DASA Preschool and further its mission of fostering discovery and creativity in a caring environment, go to gofundme.com and search for “DASA Preschool.”
THE BEST CANDIDATE
In Grace for President, a musical playing at the Smith Opera House in Geneva on November 4, Grace has high political aspirations.
After her third-grade teacher brings out a poster of all the former US Presidents, Grace asks, “Where are all the girls?” Unsatisfied with the answer, the young girl’s interest in politics blossoms, and she plans a mock school election.
Grace campaigns, rallies, hangs posters, and meets tough competition along the way. In the musical, elections, campaigns,
and politics are explained in a concise and age-appropriate way.
The Smith Opera House, hosting the musical, is a historic, nonprofit theatre that originally opened to the public in 1894. Grace for President is produced by Wishing Star Productions, based in Abilene, TX. Tickets are $6.50 for this general admission show.
HOLIDAYS AT THE MARKET
For more than 115 years, the Rochester Public Market has served our community, offering fresh food and general merchandise. Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, vendors set up to sell their goods to Rochester shoppers.
During the holiday season, the Market we all know and love looks a little more festive. This year’s Holidays at the Market will run Sundays, to include November 27, December 4, and December 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Thursday, December 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Expect dozens of vendors offering holiday-focused goods like trees and wreaths, decorations, festive fare, and plenty of homemade and unique gifts to complete your holiday shopping list. Holiday music and lights will get shoppers in the spirit.
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Holidays at the Market will also feature an appearance by Santa, as well as horse-drawn carriage rides.
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BY JINELLE VAIANA
RMSC Preschool is now DASA Preschool
Theatre fun for your whole family NOV 29 - DEC 30
By Charles Dickens
Adapted & Directed
by Mark Cuddy
by Gregg Coffin
Direction by Don Kot Choreography by Meggins Kelley
MAY 9 - JUN 4 Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II New Book by Douglas Carter Beane Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II Directed by Shelley Butler Season Sponsor COMING SPRING 2023! Buy your tickets today Visit GevaTheatre.org or call 585-232-4382 Give the Gift of Geva! A gift certificate to Geva makes a great holiday gift
HOLIDAY EVENTS CALENDAR
Through October 23
For 210 years, the Stokoe family has maintained a farming heritage. Throughout the year, especially in the fall, the family is dedicated to sharing its traditions with the public. This harvest festival strives to offer unique and wholesome family entertainment. With thirty-five plus activities, hayrides, pumpkins, an array of farm animals, and special events, this day at the farm is an experience you cannot find anywhere else!
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
656 South Rd., Scottsville; 889-0770; stokoefarms.com
THE GREAT PUMPKIN PATCH AT MCCRACKEN FARMS
Weekends through Oct 31
Enjoy a wagon ride to an authentic pumpkin patch where you can select your perfect pumpkin. Other activities include a petting zoo featuring all the farm animals, a corn maze, and fairy house pathways. All of this and more is included in the $10 per person price of admission. Kids under two get in free. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 701 White Rd., Brockport; 395-0505; mccrackenfarms.wixsite.com
ALL ABOARD THE WONDERLAND EXPRESS!
Throughout November and December, the Arcade and Attica Railroad will once again host the Wonderland Express. Travel to the North Pole on the heated vintage train to see Santa, meet the reindeer, mail your wish lists, and much more. There are six train rides a day. See website for schedule. 278 Main St., Arcade; 492-3100; aarailroad.com
BLUE’S CLUES & YOU!
FALL HARVEST FEST
Wickham Farms truly starts to come alive in autumn. Throughout the fall, more than twenty-five attractions unify the community for days packed full of adventure. Attractions include a fouracre corn maze, farm animals, hayrides, jumping pillows, apple picking, the famous Corn-A-Copia, and more. The festival runs through the end of October.
10 a.m.–7 p.m.
1315 Sweet Corners Rd., Penfield; 3773276; wickhamfarms.com
Kids and families will fall in love with theater as they solve Blue’s Clues to find out what Josh needs to make a musical theater show. This production has it all with Broadway-style song and dance, floating in outer space, making a music video, and more. Characters you know and love—such as Magenta and Rainbow Puppy—will make an appearance. It will be a night of singing, dancing, laughing, and creativity.
200 W. Ridge Rd., 254-0157; kodakcenter.com
DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS: THE MUSICAL
The children of your favorite Disney villains such as Maleficent, Cruella de Vil, and others are sent to the moral school system for a chance at redemption, while secretly being on a mission to steal the Fairy Godmother’s wand.
Show times vary. Visit the website for details.
875 E. Main St., 935-7173; mjtstages.com
SPIRITS OF THE PAST: A WALK IN THE DARK
Oct 21–23, Oct 28–30
The Genesee Country Village & Museum will tranform into a strange and ominous historic village. The villagers will surprise you with spine-tingling tales. Be on the lookout for witches, grave diggers, and prowlers.
Walks are offered at dusk and full dark. Check the website for details.
1410 Flint Hill Rd, Mumford; 538-6822; gcv.org
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STOKOE FARMS PUMPKIN PATCH & HARVEST FEST
HALLOWEEN TROLLEY RIDES AT THE NEW YORK MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION
All aboard for the Halloween Trolley Express. The vintage trolley car brings visitors to a pumpkin patch to enjoy cider and donuts as well as have the chance to decorate a free baby pumpkin. Within the museum there is trick-or-treating in Halloween-decorated trolley cars. Reservations are required.
Visit the website for departure times and to make reservations.
6393 East River Rd., W. Henrietta; 533-1113; nymtmuseum.org
MEET AND GREET WITH ANITA FITCH PAZNER
Join Anita Fitch Pazner, author of The Topsy-Turvy Bus, and get your hands dirty. Learn about how to save the earth one worm, one can, one bottle at a time. It’s a brave new world of worms and veggieoil-powered buses, organic gardening, and composting.
Rochester Jewish Community Center, 1200 Edgewood Ave.; 461-2000; jccrochester.org
organizations will fill the market with live entertainment, hay rides, arts and crafts, and more.
4:30 –7 p.m.
Rochester Public Market, 280 Union St N., 428-6907; cityofrochester.gov
HALLOWEEN TRICKS & TREATS
Bring your little ghouls and goblins for a philhar-monster mash with the RPO! There will be plenty of surprise musical treats in store, so join in for a spine-tingling and hauntingly fun time. Costumes are strongly encouraged. 2 p.m
Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theater, 26 Gibbs St, Rochester; rpo.org
HAUNTED STROLL AT SONNENBERG
Stroll through this historic state park and be on the lookout for witches, goblins, and ghouls. Visit website for admission information.
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, 151 Charlotte St., 394-4922; sonnenberg.org NOVEMBER
SWEET CREATIONS GINGERBREAD DISPLAY
Nov 12–Jan 27
DISNEY JUNIOR LIVE ON TOUR: COSTUME PALOOZA
See your favorite Disney and Marvel stars live on stage for a night of singing, dancing, and acrobatics. Characters such as Mickey, Minnie, Doc McStuffins, and Spider Man invite you to join them at this dress-up event.
Kodak Center, 200 West Ridge Rd., 254-0181; disneyjuniortour.com
HALLOWEEN AT THE MARKET
This event is the lead up to Halloween as kids and families can try on their costumes and get an extra trick-ortreating opportunity. Community
The George Eastman Museum is taken over by dozens of deliciously decorated gingerbread houses. These visual treats for the family will be auctioned off in a silent auction. See the website for admission information.
10 a.m.–5 p.m. Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave, 327-4800; eastman.org
NUTCRACKER! MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS BALLET
An annual treat for the whole family, Nutcracker! The Magic of Christmas Ballet features spectacular sets and magnificent costumes. The story is told with soaring birds, classical dance, giant puppets, and a grand stage design that makes this a show that is not to be missed.
RBTL, 885 E Main St., 222-5000; rbtl.org
The Nutcracker’s timeless tale of wonder and imagination has captivated audiences for more than a century. Be whisked away to a magical land of sparkling snow and delectable sweets as dance from Rochester City Ballet pairs with Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score, performed in all its glory by the RPO. This beloved story of a young girl’s Christmas Eve dream never fails to touch the heart and is the perfect start to the holiday season.
2 p.m. on Nov 25, 26, 27
7 p.m. on Nov 23, 25, 26 Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs St; rpo.org
VISIT SANTA AT EASTVIEW MALL
Santa is back and is ready to hear from all the good boys and girls! Visit Santa at Eastview Mall and tell him what you want this season.
Through Dec. 24 East View Mall 7979 Pittsford Victor Rd. eastviewmall.com
DISNEY PRINCESS–THE CONCERT
Enjoy and evening of magic as an all-star Broadway quartet sings Disney classics from throughout the decades—out of costume. Become part of their world and dress up for the event. Family members of all ages are welcome.
2 p.m. 200 West Ridge Rd.; 254-0181; kodakcenter.com
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HOLIDAYS AT THE MARKET
For its twenty-sixth year, the Rochester Public Market will be decked out in holiday lights. There will also be dozens of fresh-cut trees and wreaths, specialty foods, artwork, and much more. Sundays Nov. 27, Dec. 4 & 11, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.; Thursday Dec. 16, 6–9 p.m. 280 North Union St., 428-7282; cityofrochester.gov/holidaysatmarket
ROC HOLIDAY VILLAGE
Dec 2–4, 8–11, 14–18, 21–23
Rochester becomes a winter wonderland on weekends in December. Join the community for ice skating, visits with Santa in his workshop, live music, winter igloos and more fun for the whole family. For times check rocholidayvillage.com. Martin Luther King Park, 353 Court St.; rocholidayvillage.com
The lighting of the Liberty Pole adds a new element to the Roc Holiday Village opening weekend with the Lantern Parade. Families and community members have the chance to visit businesses throughout Rochester to create their own festive lanterns. After creating your lantern, carry it throughout the holiday parade as the Roc Holiday Village season begins. 5–7:30 p.m. 230 E. Main St., 546-6920; rochesterdowntown.com
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Nov 29–Dec 30
A popular Rochester family holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol , returns live! This family classic will awaken your heart and rekindle your spirit with magic, music and merriment!
Shows are Tuesday–Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Times vary; see website. 75 Woodbury Blvd. gevatheatre.org
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The State Ballet Theater of Ukraine presents the full-length ballet SleepingBeauty , originally composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. 5 p.m.
Rochester Broadway Theatre League 885, E. Main St. 222-5000 rbtl.org
HOLLY TROLLEY RIDES
Dec 11 and 18
Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the holiday-decorated New York Museum of Transportation. Families are invited to ride the trolley, see the model railroad in action, as well as enjoy hot chocolate and cookies.
11 a.m–4 p.m.
6393 E. River Rd.; 533-1113; nymtmuseum.org
GALA HOLIDAY POPS
The annual tradition continues with Jeff Tyzik as conductor and electric vocalist Shayna Steele. This spectacular holiday concert is a sing-along event, making it perfect for families to get in the holiday spirit with classic holiday songs.
Dec 16, 8 p.m.; Dec 17, 2 p.m.; Dec 18, 2 p.m. Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs St; 274-1000; rpo.org
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE & BREAKFAST WITH ST. NICK
Check out the Genesee Country Village & Museum in all of its holiday glory. Take a festive stroll through the historic homes and enjoy a pancake breakfast with St. Nick.
11 a.m.–3 p.m. 1410 Flint Hill Rd, Mumford; 538-6822; gcv.org
If you like the movie, you’ll love the musical. Featuring elementary and middle school students, Elf Jr. follows the adventures of the enthusiastic Buddy as he goes in search of his biological father and helps to save Christmas with an extra-large dose of yuletide spirit.
Dec. 30, 7 p.m.; Dec. 31, 2 p.m. 3450 Winton Pl., 667-0954; ofccreations.com
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BY DEENA VIVIANI
Happy holidays! Whether you’re celebrating Hanukkah, Solstice, Christmas, or Kwanza, make books part of your gift giving. Need some suggestions to get started? Check out these 2022 titles below.
Amy Wu and the Warm Welcome
Written by Kat Zhang & Illustrated by Charlene Chua Simon & Schuster, 2022, hardcover, $18.99
A new, shy kid is in Amy’s class, so she invites him to a dumpling party where they can speak the same language through food.
Lion Needs a Shot
By Hyewon Yum Abrams, 2022, hardcover, $16.99
It’s time for Luka and Lulu to get their shots, but who is the most scared: big brother, little sister . . . or dad?
Pretty Perfect Kitty Corn
Written by Shannon Hale & Illustrated
by Leuyen Pham Abrams, 2022, hardcover, $18.99
Unicorn wants everyone to think he’s perfect, so when a paint spill messes things up, he hopes Kitty will still be his best friend.
The Year We Learned to Fly
Written by Jacqueline Woodson & Illustrated by Rafael López Nancy Paulsen Books, 2022, hardcover, $18.99
A girl and her brother learn the power of transporting themselves to other places with their minds, the way their ancestors did.
EARLY READERS AND CHAPTER BOOKS
Even Robots Aren’t Perfect
By Jan Thomas Beach Lane Books, 2022, hardcover, $17.99
Ages 3–6 Blue Robot and Red Robot paint pictures, avoid water (and rust!), and plan to eat their parsnip pie with humorous twists.
Sydney & Taylor and the Great Friend Expedition
Written by Jacqueline Davies & Illustrated by Deborah Hocking Clarion, 2022, hardcover, $14.99
A skunk and hedgehog are the best of friends and decide it’s time they reach out to other backyard critters to have a party of more than two.
Jo Jo Makoons: Fancy Pants
Written by Dawn Quigley & Illustrated by Tara Audibert
Heartdrum, 2022, paperback, $4.99
Jo Jo’s style isn’t usually fancy, so she searches for ways to get dressed up in time for Aunt Annie’s wedding.
The Bad Guys: Open Wide and Say Arrrgh!
By Aaron Blabey
Scholastic, 2022, paperback, $6.99
Join Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Shark for their latest mission to do good despite their bad guy reps.
Maizy Chen’s Last Chance
By Lisa Yee Random House, 2022, hardcover, $16.99
When Maizy’s mom drags her from L.A. to Last Chance, Minnesota for the summer, she learns about her family’s history from her ailing grandfather.
16 Fall 2022 | 585kids.com SEASONS READINGS! Pick up one of these books for the reader on your list
By Cyndi Marko Clarion, 2022, hardcover, $12.99
Ages 8–12 Paz the Sloth slinks about her mysterious island to investigate what—and who— is making other creatures ill after eating at Cookie’s Diner. (Graphic novel)
By Monica Roe
FSG, 2022, hardcover, $16.99
Ages 10–14 Emmie is raising money for a sporty new wheelchair and realizes that she needs to speak up to get the actual support she wants and needs from her school, friends, and dad.
By Tyler Page
First Second, 2022, paperback, $14.99
Tyler is diagnosed with ADHD in third grade and starts taking Ritalin, which helps him manage his impulsive and sometimes dangerous actions. (Graphic novel)
All That’s Left in the World
By Erik J. Brown
Balzer & Bray, 2022, hardcover, $17.99
Ages 14–18 Andrew and Jamie meet, band together, and fall in love after a pandemic kills most of the world’s population and leaves everything in a post-apocalyptic state.
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I Must Betray You
By Ruta Sepetys
Penguin, 2022, hardcover, $18.99
Ages 14–18 Cristian lives in Romania under communist rule where not even families can trust one another with the truth around the secret police.
Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a WuhaneseAmerican
By Laura Gao Balzer + Bray, 2022, paperback, $14.99
At age eight, Laura’s family moves from China to Texas, and she isn’t sure which cultural world she best fits into. (Graphic novel)
Queen of the Tiles
By Hanna Alkaf Salaam Reads, 2022, hardcover, $18.99
A year after her best friend dies at a Scrabble tournament, Najwa returns to the scene and wonders if one of her fellow competitors could be a murderer.
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Pittsford Plaza, 3349 Monroe Ave. Pittsford 586-6020
Towne Center, 1070 Ridge Rd. Webster 872-9710 barnesandnoble.com
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Rochester Children’s Book Fest fun!
BY DEENA VIVIANI
Gather the kids in your life and get them pumped up for Saturday, November 5 and the award-winning Rochester Children’s Book Festival (RCBF). There they can meet some of their favorite authors and illustrators, buy books and get them personally autographed, and “Adventure Into the World of Books!”
Now in its twenty-fifth year, RCBF is happy to be back in person after having to cancel the 2020 festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, they went virtual, but nothing beats the energy and excitement of kids interacting face-to-face with book creators. The RCBF codirectors Jim Chaize, Vicki Schultz, and Barbara Underhill are working hard to make this year’s fest one that families will flock to and remember, keeping up its Publishers Weekly reputation as the “Gold Standard” of children’s book festivals.
The first RCBF was held in 1997, the brainchild of awardwinning author Vivian Vande Velde (Squirrel on Stage). Her goal was to promote Rochester area kidlit authors and illustrators, childhood literacy, and Monroe County libraries. Since then, seven different Rochester Area Children’s Writers and Illustrators (RACWI) members have directed the event, which has grown from thirty guests to around fifty. Monroe Community College was the sponsoring location from 2004-2019, but because of the pandemic, they could not commit to hosting in 2022. Hence, a new location was found: Rochester Institute of Technology.
“One cool thing about the new venue at RIT is that we have access to an auditorium that seats nearly 500 people. We’re excited to have Tui Sutherland speaking there about her incredibly popular Wings of Fire series,” says Schultz, noting that in 2019 they quickly ran out of space to accommodate her fans.
RIT’s Inn & Conference center also gave the festival a great deal on rooms, so out-of-town authors and illustrators could come for the weekend. Additionally, RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, whose students have volunteered to be sign language interpreters at past fests, will again be able to offer their services. This year, they just have to walk across campus to do so and can show off their school.
Despite the new venue, the RCBF format will be similar to past years. Presentations, story times, and photo ops with authors and illustrators are all
on deck. Books can be autographed and then bought through the sponsoring vendor, Lift Bridge Book Shop, which is a great opportunity for anyone seeking to purchase personalized holiday gifts. Any children who enjoy hands-on activities can make bookrelated crafts in Busy Bookworm Place.
Alumni authors are also ready to return, like Rochester’s own award-winning Linda Sue Park (A Single Shard). “Every year, when we start preparing for the RCBF, I think of the cities and towns all over the country that don’t have a book festival, and how fortunate we are to have one here,” says Park. “It’s a chance for authors and readers to meet one another. It’s a day for community, for family, for educators and students, and maybe most importantly, for kids to discover the joy of books. What’s not to love!?”
Forty-nine total authors and illustrators are expected this year. Some names to look for who cater to younger readers are Alyssa Capucilli (Biscuit), London Ladd (Frederick’s Journey), Raul the Third (Vamos!), Ellen Stoll Walsh (Mouse Paint), and Jane Yolen (How Do Dinosaurs Go To School?). Middle grade readers may enjoy meeting Bruce Coville (My Teacher is an Alien), James Howe (Bunnicula), Mark McElligott (Benjamin Franklinstein), and Kate Messner (History Smashers). Tweens and teens should look for Kalynn Bayron (This Poison Heart), Nikki Grimes (Ordinary Hazards), Kekla Magoon (How it Went Down), Alex Sanchez (You Brought Me the Ocean), and Leslie C. Youngblood (Love Like Sky).
“I’ve attended RCBF for fifteen years, as a mother of young readers, as a teacher, as a volunteer, and as an author,” says Keely Hutton (Soldier Boy). “For one amazing day each year, thousands gather in Rochester to celebrate the joy of children’s books. Generation gaps disappear as readers, young and young-at-heart, bond over their shared love of stories and storytelling. Creativity, inspiration, and hope are sparked in the hearts and minds of all who attend. Simply put, the RCBF is magic!”
“Adventure Into the World of Books” Where: RIT Student Alumni Union 1 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester Date: Saturday, November 5 Time: 10:00a.m.–4:00p.m. Cost: FREE Find out more... rcbfestival.org facebook.com/ RochesterChildrensBookFestival
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If you love decorating for the holidays, this project is purr-fect for you! You can use the designs below, or draw your own unique design. Remember, simple is best.
The most important step in this project is to wait until the paint is dry, which may take a couple of days. When the paint is completely dry, it will be transparent. Your patience will be rewarded when you show off your cling creation on your window!
Gather your materials
Stained glass paints (found at craft stores)
Stained glass "leading" paint (optional)
A copy of the patterns below, or draw your own design on a piece of paper
Gather your tools
Plastic binder sleeve or gallon size food storage bag
1. Place pattern inside plastic sleeve or bag.
2. Trace shape outlines with paint, then fill them in completely. Use a toothpick to pop any air bubbles.
3. Let paint dry for at least two days—the paint will look darker and become transparent.
4. Carefully peel the cling off of plastic and stick on a window.
- A thicker coat of paint will take longer to dry, but your cling will be less likely to rip.
- To make the shapes stand out, alternate colors.
- To make swirl designs, add dots of a different color, then use a toothpick to swirl the colors together.
- To create a stained-glass style cling, trace the design outline with stained glass "leading" paint. Let outline dry for at least eight hours before you fill in the outlines with the colors of your choice.
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BY AUDREY MEAD WITH SARAH MEAD
Audrey is a curious eleven-year-old who wants to learn more about everything. She is searching for kids in the Rochester area who are doing big things.
Today she interviews six-year-old Madison Barthelmes who is fighting leukemia at Univeristy of Rochester Medicine Golisano Children’s Hospital. Maddie loves french fries,
ice cream, and movie nights. She lives with her parents, grandparents, and her younger brother, Jackson. Madison has an amazing perspective on life. Even though she is battling cancer, she is quick to point out that other people have bigger problems. You can find her on instagram, singing and dancing to make it through the toughest days.
What is leukemia? Is it contagious? It’s a disease of the blood. No one knows how kids get it, but it’s not contagious.
When did you find out? February 20. I have been in the hospital for more than five months now.
That’s a long time! Do you get to go home sometimes? Yes. Sometimes I get to go home for an afternoon or even a few days.
Do you have any pets? I have a dog named Topsy and a cat named Kitty.
What medicine do you need to fight Leukemia? Chemo. Sometimes it makes me really tired. [Chemotherapy is a medicine that stops cancer cells from growing. Chemo can make people feel very sick, but as the cancer goes away, the patient starts to feel better.]
Do you have to do schoolwork in the hospital? Yes, I have a tutor and I can do all my kindergarten work. I do reading, math and science experiments.
Why did you lose your hair?
Because of the medicine. [Chemo kills the cells that make cancer grow. But it also kills the cells that make your hair grow.]
What has been the hardest part of fighting Leukemia? Getting poked.
Do you have a favorite thing to do in the hospital?
I like to dance and visit the gift shop. I can play games or do crafts in the playroom and the play deck.
Do you have a favorite nurse? Yes, Sam.
Does it get boring in the hospital? What do you like to do? Yes. When I get bored, I watch movies. I like to play the piano and the ukulele.
What are your favorite movies? Twilight and Harry Potter.
Do you know when you will be able to leave the hospital?
I should be able to leave by the end of November. Then I switch to clinic three times a week for six months to a year.
What do you want to do when you are all done with your treatments?
I want to go to Great Wolf Lodge and go swimming!
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I used to want to be an artist and a hairdresser. Now I want to be a nurse.
To help kids like Madison, visit redcrossblood.org to find out how to become a blood donor. Giving is safe and it helps save lives. Donors (over age sisteen) are needed now more than ever!
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BY TERRI ERCOLE
Being grateful or thankful for something each day can change you. Here’s a challenge for you. Each day for the next thirty days, focus on one thing that you are grateful for!
Afraid you might run out of different ideas?
I’ve got you covered. Check out the ideas below that friends Carly and Blake came up with (and a few I have thrown in). Start with their first idea—a good friend! You may even try to whisper or YELL a THANK YOU each day as a reminder to look for what makes you happy. Go ahead and get started. There’s no time like the present!
Take a look back after your thirty days. Are you noticing the good around you? Do you see little things that make you smile? Everyone, at some point or another, needs a reminder that there is a lot to be grateful for. Think someone you know has a lot to be grateful for but can’t quite see it? Go ahead and share this idea. We’d love to hear from you at (585) Kids! What are YOU grateful for?
Cultivating gratitude can brighten your day—and life a good friend sunshine favorite pets bugs that don’t bite cloud pictures dessert butterflies that land nearby baseball games flowers that smell nice trees to climb water bottles on hot days smiles a good hug compliments given or received French fries with ketchup all my senses being used food when you’re hungry blank paper and an erasable pen a favorite book quiet time dancing sneaker laces that stay tied a good hair day no bedtime night people that like you or love you ! Mindfulness moments 585kids.com | Fall 2022 23 JUST FOR KIDS
Meet Anoki Meet Anoki
BY GIO BATTAGLIA
Days in the pool, a mulch pile, and playing with a big rock pile. Not what you might expect to see a polar bear doing. For Anoki, the polar bear at the Seneca Park Zoo, these things are all a part of her daily routine in the warmer months.
Anoki was born at the zoo back in 1996, making her twenty-five years old. She will turn twenty-six on her upcoming birthday in November. Her name means “little snowflake.”
Anoki is the only polar bear at the zoo, which is common since they are naturally independent. The only time polar bears live together are when they are raising their cubs, but for the most part, they live alone.
When a new polar bear cub is born, they weigh around one pound. But at Anoki’s age, her maximum weight can be close to 700 pounds. In the spring, however, she will weigh around 450 pounds. It all depends on the time of year and what she is eating most of at that time. (Fun Fact: The large paws on polar bears act as snowshoes, spreading out the bear's weight and adding extra gripping ability.)
Something that does stay the same all year long is Anoki’s diet. Anoki has a big range of foods that she eats. She gets
a lot of different kinds of fish, mostly sardines, herrings, and silversides. She is also fed a variety of meats, mainly the fat pieces from pork or beef. The zoo also gives her a polar bear chow, which is a little like dog kibble. This is given to her because of the extra nutrients and oils it contains. Anoki is also given is produce such as apples, sweet potatoes, and lettuce.
Anoki’s daily routine changes with each season but is never short of fun. This past summer, she could be found in the yard where she has grass, a mulch pile, and a big rock pile where she can dig around. She also enjoys the big pool outside. During the winter, Anoki is not as active as she chooses to rest most of the season, but she does go out and enjoy the snow on the ground.
A common misconception about polar bears is that they live with penguins. Polar bears are from the northern hemisphere, meaning they live up in the arctic regions. Most penguins are down in the southern hemisphere, so the two species are never together.
No matter what season it is, Anoki is always available to see at the Seneca Park Zoo and is awaiting your visit!
The polar bear at Seneca Park Zoo can’t wait for your visit!
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This article about Anoki is a great way for kids to learn about polar bears. Use this article as a base for discussion with your children. Below are some questions and activities for your family.
Q: Can polar bears swim well?
Activity: Find a list of marine mammals and note how fast or slow polar bears are compared to them.
Q: What color is a polar bear’s hair?
Activity: Look up close-up photos of a polar bear and see if you can spot each hair.
Q: How big are a polar bear’s feet?
Activity: Search online or at the library to find out how big a polar bear’s feet are.
Q: What do polar bears eat in the wild?
Activity: Find a list of polar bears’ prey and where they live.
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Vivian Vande Velde and her Festival to Go
Local author brings books and writers to Rochester schools
BY SARAH MEAD
Vivian Vande Velde has lived in Rochester for most of her life and has penned forty books for children including Frogged and Squirrel in the Museum. She became a writer because she loves stories and was raised to believe she could do anything she set her mind to. Vande Velde became a founding member of the Rochester Area Children’s Writers and Illustrators group, which hosts the Rochester Children’s Book Festival every November.
A small group of volunteers noticed that children from some of the nearby schools were not able to attend the festival because they lacked transportation or their parents had to work weekends. These schools were also the least likely to be able to
afford author visits. In 2004, the volunteers set out to change that, by bringing the authors and books directly to the students, and “Festival to Go” was born.
Carol Johmann led the group as they formed a partnership with the charitable organization Altrusa, raising enough funds to donate author visits to a local school and new books to the school library. Children would line up to get on a waiting list to borrow the books. Vande Velde knew it would be better to get these books into the hands of children while they were still excited about them. So, when she took over in 2010, she expanded the program making it a school wide event with enough authors and illustrators so that every classroom gets a personal presentation.
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Vivian Vande Velde
In recent years they raised enough donations so that every single child goes home with a new autographed and personalized book.
Melissa Frost, librarian at School No. 12, says that “For the majority of the students, this was the first time they met an author or illustrator. What a wonderful way to promote reading and inspire students to write and draw.”
Reading is essential to performing well in school, and Festival to Go is an attempt
to bring the love of reading to as many children as possible.
Kathleen Blasi, author of Hosea Plays
On, loves this special legacy of literacy.
“Recognizing the value of students connecting with those who create books, Vande Velde maximized the number of students who could be touched by the program.”
Some volunteers hold workshops on writing and drawing while others have students act out a story, create book-
related crafts, or talk about their process and how to create, write, revise, and illustrate. Above all, students are taught that each one of their voices is important, and they are encouraged to tell their own stories.
Kevin Kurtz, author of A Day in the Deep, looks forward to the Festival to Go every year. “It’s fun meeting kids face-to-face at our regular festival, but I find kids become more engaged when the author comes to them in their classroom, and they have more time to ask questions,” he says.
School No. 50 librarian Janet Bird says, “Festival to Go has been an amazing resource for me, my library, and especially my students. Viviane genuinely cares about giving our students access to authors, illustrators, and books.”
One of Vande Velde's favorite memories is when she was attending another author’s session. The author told the class that everyone would receive a book. One of the children turned to her and asked, “Do we each get a book? To keep?” When Vande Valde assured him it was true, he proudly told her, “Now I’ll have two books!”
To afford the number of books needed for one book per child, Van Velde has sought funding through grants and individual donations, including from RACWI members, through the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library benefactor Karen Sue Brown, and from the Ruby M. Jefferson Memorial Book Fund.
Vande Velde knows that giving books to children who don’t have much isn’t going to solve all the problems of the world, but it does make the world a little better for that child. This year’s program will be hosted by Anna Murray-Douglass Academy and supported by the Frederick Douglass Memorial Library which is fitting as Frederick Douglass said, “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
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Author Susannah Buhrman-Deever at FTG
Vivian at FTG (Festival to Go)
If you would like to donate to Festival to Go, you can visit rcbfestival.com.
Use your noodle
One-pan casseroles to please everyone at the table
BY EMILY DICESARE
Growing up we ate a lot of casseroles.
Maybe that’s because it was the eighties. Or maybe it’s because as a firefighter and a nurse my parents’ jobs often meant they were working opposite shifts. As a shift worker myself I quickly figured out that casseroles are an easy way to leave dinner for my family while I am at work. They are an obvious fall and winter comfort food, but not all casseroles have to have canned soup and cheese. (Though those certainly are the most delicious ones). Additionally, casseroles are not just for cold weather. My Aunt Molly makes a casserole with Rice-A-Roni, red sauce, sausage, and zucchini that is delicious in the summer when the zucchini is fresh from the garden.
As is quickly becoming a theme around here, casseroles are a great way to use up leftovers, small amounts of certain ingredients, or veggies that are on their way out the door. Don’t be afraid to combine different shapes of pasta in the same dish. Casseroles typically have all the ingredients cooked prior to mixing them together, so the heating in the oven is just that— heating (and melting the yummy cheese). If you are making a casserole for dinner, it is just as easy to double the ingredients and make two. Then you have one to pop in the freezer for another night or drop off to a neighbor or friend. New baby? Knee replacement? COVID? Leave a casserole on the front steps for your loved ones!
Baked macaroni dishes are easy and well-liked by all ages. Cook pasta according to package instructions. I like to cook for
the minimum amount suggested, or even a minute less as the pasta will continue to cook in the oven. Add a store-bought jar of marinara sauce, then finely chop veggies such as peppers, spinach, and kale, then mix in. I also like to combine shredded cheese in with the other ingredients, rather than a big pile of gooey cheese on top of it all. Looking to hide even more vegetables in your dish? Pureed pumpkin or butternut squash adds a subtle but savory flavor to red sauce and is equally as great in macaroni and cheese. Browned ground turkey or seitan crumbles are a nice way to add extra protein to pasta dishes. Dishes like lasagnas can be lightened up by using thinly sliced eggplant or zucchini for some of the pasta layers. Rice-based casseroles are also popular and delicious. Adding in other whole grains, like quinoa, bulgur, or farro increases both the heartiness and the health benefits of white rice dishes and are a nice way to introduce different grains to pickier eaters.
I love tuna noodle casserole; it always reminds me of my childhood and cold Friday nights during Lent. I have made several recipes, usually with a homemade béchamel sauce and extra green veggies. My boys always say it’s “just ok.” My sisterin-law’s mother-in-law, Karen, who is of no relation to me (spend some time figuring that one out), makes a fabulous tuna noodle casserole. The recipe was passed down to her from her mother, Emmy Lou. It’s a fan favorite in my house, and when I leave it for dinner, I usually come home to an empty pan.
Sometimes canned soup beats homemade.
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INGREDIENTS 12 oz. bag large wide egg noodles, cooked according to package instructions 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup (may use cream of celery or cream of chicken) 2 small cans white albacore tuna in water, drained 2 cups shredded mozzarella, cheddar, or Monterey jack cheese (or any combo of the above) 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2/3 cup milk 1 jar or can sliced mushrooms, drained Salt Pepper Garlic powder 1–2 tsp dried parsley 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs 4–6 pats butter STEPS 1. After cooking and draining egg noodles, place noodles back in large saucepan. 2. Add next ten ingredients (soup through parsley) and stir until well blended. 3. Spray baking dish with cooking spray and pour in noodle and tuna mixture. 4. Sprinkle seasoned breadcrumbs over top. Place pats of butter over the breadcrumbs. 5. Bake at 350 degrees for half an hour. Optional: To the above I like to add frozen peas, and I usually use sliced and sautéed fresh mushrooms instead of the canned ones. 6. Enjoy! Serves 4–6 Karen’s
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CHAT IT UP!
CHAT IT UP!
Simple questions to bring your family together
BY TERRI ERCOLE
Ever get stuck for something to talk about at the dinner table? Sometimes we get in a rut, asking the same questions of our children or grandchildren. Try this out—a Chat Jar. Chat Jars are essentially tiny ice breakers for your family or friends. These ice breakers are in the form of simple questions like…“What is something you like about yourself?” or “Would you rather skate on ice cream or sled in mud?” The best ice breakers are those that allow someone or a group of people to interact without pressure. There are no wrong answers, only answers that are true to the person answering. As you can see, the first question might cause a pause from the person answering, but given a safe space and time, a heartfelt answer can be voiced. By mixing up the silly, serious, and thought–provoking questions, relationships strengthen, and conversation skills can be practiced. Stretch answers by asking “Why did you say that?” These chat times are bound to create some sparks, giggles, and thoughtful conversations. Begin a new routine at home or away—pick a strip every day. The Chat Jar will quickly become a way to touch base and check in with those around you. As you get into the groove of picking conversation starters out, see if you can add more yourself.
Hop on over to 585kids.com/chat-it-up.pdf and download the Chat Jar Ideas. Print then cut the question strips to fill
your container. Part of the fun is creating your own jar or box. You will have plenty to keep you going for months. By then I am sure you will be making up your own questions!
Here are a few to get you started!
• What is the best website or app?
• Describe yourself in two words.
• What is the best gift you have ever been given?
• Would you rather never brush your teeth or your hair?
• What is your favorite holiday? Why?
• If you could go anywhere, where would you go? Who would you take?
• What book should I read?
Remember, all answers have value.
As Cassie Whitfield notices, “The Chat Jar prompts made us laugh and really boosted the conversations! Have fun, connect, and let us know at (585) Kids how it’s changed your dinner or family time.
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