Thursday, February 25, 2010

Are You Ready For KIDVENTION?

Saturday, March 27 from 10am-2pm Key Recreation Center, 800 E Market Street
(Near the Virginia Discovery Museum and the Charlottesville Pavilion)

You won’t want to miss this year’s Kid*Vention! We’re Discovering Nature, and Charlottesville’s best and brightest are putting together an exciting set of games and activities for you. Join us for this incredible FREE event! Bring your whole family downtown to the Key Recreation Center on Saturday, March 27 from 10am-2pm and get ready for a day of hands-on activities, door prizes, special guests and a few surprises. Thank you to our sponsors for helping to make all of this possible: Charlottesville Parks & Recreation, WVPT, and Lite Rock Z95.1!

Discover Nature this March 27th with Kid*Vention, where you can start your own garden by getting seeds ready for planting, learn about plants and insects and get to draw and paint from observation, see bees in an observation hive, enjoy tree-related games and quizzes, and more!

Meet our incredible exhibitors:
Albemarle/Charlottesville 4H Program
Blandy Experimental Farm
Central Virginia Beekeepers Association
Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards
Charlottesville Astronomical Society
Ivy Creek Foundation
Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center
People’s Alliance for Clean Energy
Rivanna Master Naturalists
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
University of Virginia’s Environmental Science Organization
UVA Sustainability
Worm Crusader
WVPT (also a Sponsor)
…and the Virginia Discovery Museum.

Don’t forget!
Kid*Vention 2010: Discover Nature
Saturday, March 27 from 10am-2pm
At the Key Recreation Center, 800 E Market Street near the Virginia Discovery Museum and the Charlottesville Pavilion

Admission is FREE, so tell your friends!

Sponsors: Charlottesville Parks & Recreation, WVPT, Lite Rock Z95.1

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Let's Light Up Young Minds! Lights, Lasers & Lenses Wine Reception

(photo by Amy Vorenkamp of Pure Photography)

More than 60 people braved the rain and sleet on January 21st to attend our first-ever Friends of the Museum “Let’s Light Up Young Minds!” reception to celebrate the opening of our new “Lights, Lasers, & Lenses” exhibit. Visitors enjoyed delicious food in our Back Gallery decorated with candles, flowers, lights, and chocolate. Over 15 local businesses donated food or decorations, and Nest Realty and Beer Run provided beverages. Thank you also to Festive Fare for providing us with glasses. Please see our newsletter’s back page for a complete listing, and thank you to these businesses as well as our Friends of the Museum committee for their support of Museum programs. A fun time was had by all. Our next “friend-raiser” will be Sunday, May 16th. Mark your calendar!

…these local businesses who donated food and services to our recent “Let’s Light Up Young Minds!” reception: Baggby’s, Bashir’s Taverna, Beer Run, Brix Terrace CafĂ©, Cappellino’s Crazy Cakes, C&O Restaurant, Eppies, Escafe, Fellini’s, Festive Fare, Lee’s Hallmark, Hedge Fine Blooms, Nest Realty Group, The Paramount Theatre, Petit Pois, Pure Photography, Revolutionary Soup, Shenanigans, Sticks Kebob Shop, Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar, The Upstairs, Virginia Athletics Kid’s Club (Caveman’s Crew)

…our Friends of the Museum Committee, whose hard work and dedication made our recent “Let’s Light Up Young Minds!” reception such a smashing success: Katie Barr, Sarah Bedford, Stephanie Bolton, Moira Kavanagh Crosby, Jennifer Ferguson, Dianna Gibson, Tamar Goodale, Kennon Ibbeken, Diane Krehmeyer, Robyn Mattern, Kathi Paul, Beth Solak, Betsy Whitten