August 25, 2011
Back to school....
If you have school aged kids, they have probably started back to school by now. (My husband, who is a teacher, is back at school but my preschooler still has another week.)
I thought this would be a good time to welcome new subscribers and remind everyone of the great ways to use this website.
How to use Macaroni Kid:
- Click on the "read more" buttons and you will be redirected to the website which offers greater surfing functionality, including a table of contents bar and an interactive calendar.
- If ...
Enter to Win Free House Cleaning!
Anyone interested in FREE House Cleaning Services from a professional, award winning company? Professional House Cleaning Services, Inc is having a drawing. One name will be picked towin Free House Cleaning, and one name will receive Free Laundry Service!
Who is Professional House Cleaning Services, Inc (Phcs, Inc)? They are an award winning company serving most Northeast Ohio areas that is locally owned and operated. The company has been featured on NBC affiliate WKYC Cleveland as well as Fox News, The Plain Dealer, Angie's List magazine, Women’s Journal ...
Easy and delicious!
1 lb. mild italian sausage
1 ¼ cup rice
1 cup homemade spaghetti sauce (or use your favorite jar of spaghetti sauce)
3-4 hot hungarian peppers, cut in strips*
gouda cheese, shredded
Brown sausage; add ...
At Whole Foods Market Cedar Center
With school back in session, what are your plans for the little ones?
The first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m., starting September 7, Macaroni Kid Cleveland East is teaming up with Whole Foods at Cedar Center for a play date!
With a lovely space for children to play, come and visit with other parents and enjoy a snack and a beverage, courtesy of Whole Foods. There will also be snacks for the kids: Three Sisters cereals and juice or a yogurt drink.
And you don't want ...
As the school year approaches, I know I am going to be packing a lot of lunches! My kids are also getting tired of the same old things each day, so I've decided to get creative. I discovered the art of packing Bento lunches and thought it looked like so much fun.
However, my kids are picky. There is no way they'd eat any of the traditional Japanese foods- not even the rice. But I loved the concept of packing lunches in reusable containers- no plastic bags to ...
Get Your Passes Fast!
Here is your chance for you and your family to attend a special 3D advanced screening of THE LION KING 3D!
When: Saturday, August 27, 10 a.m.
Where: Cinemark Valley View 24
How: To download and print your passes, simply go to www.seeitfirst.net and enter the following code: 517262
Each person can download a maximum of (4) ADMIT ONE passes (or enough for 4 total people to attend).
Please download and print your passes ASAP as quantities are limited. Please note that seating at the screening is ...
Where: CanalWay CenterWhen: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: 6-12 yearsHow: Register by calling 216-206-1000Cost: FREE
Where: North Chagrin Nature CenterWhen: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PMWho: 6 years & under with adultHow: Register by calling 440-473-3370Cost: FREE
Where: Euclid Creek Reservation, Upper Highland Picnic AreaWhen: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PMWho: FamiliesHow: Just show upCost: FREEFor more info: 440-473-3370
- 9K Run representing 9 months of pregnancy
- 5K Walk/Stroller Push
- Kids' Dash
Where: Lowe'sWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: KidsHow: Sign up hereCost: FREE
Where: Disney Store, Great Lakes MallWhen: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PMWho: Princess fans! (Minimum age for participating is 3 years)How: Just show upCost: FREEFor more info: No lineups prior to 30 minutes before event begins. Event subject to change or cancellation without notice.
Where: Lakeshore Learning Store, 27500 Chagrin Blvd., BeachwoodWhen: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: Ages 3 and upHow: Just show upCost: FREEFor more info: Please visit here for more information.
Where: Barnes & Noble, Eton Chagrin BlvdWhen: 11:00 AMWho: Preschool ageHow: Just show upCost: FREE
Where: Borders, BeachwoodWhen: 2:00 PMWho: Ages 3-8How: Just show upCost: FREEFor more info: 216.292.2660
Where: Mentor Main LibraryWhen: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PMWho: Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Parents are welcome to attend with their childHow: Just show upCost: FREE
Where: Cleveland Cultural Gardens, Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and East Boulevard, just south of St. Clair Avenue.When: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just show upCost: FREEFor more info: www.clevelandculturalgardens.org
Where: North Chagrin Reservation Strawberry Picnic Area parking lotWhen: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PMWho: 10 years and up with adultHow: Just show upCost: FREE
Where: Garfield Park Nature CenterWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PMWho: 10 years and up with adult, adultsHow: Registration required 216-341-3152Cost: FREE
Where: Whole Foods Market, 27249 Chagrin Blvd., WoodmereWhen: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: Half Pints ages 5-10 are encouraged to attend our Half Pints Sundays activities. Parents are required to stay with kids but are welcome to enjoy lunch in the cafe while the kids play.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE
Where: Cleveland Botanical GardensWhen: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Mud Pies from 11-12:30; Ice Cream from 12-3pm)Who: KidsHow: Just show upCost: Free with Garden admissionFor more info: www.cbgarden.org
Where: Chick-fil-A, Willoughby CommonsWhen: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: FamiliesHow: Just show upCost: FREE
Where: Wade Oval in Univerity CircleWhen: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just show upCost: FREEFor more info: For a full schedule and to see who is playing, visit www.universitycircle.org
Where: Barnes & Noble, Eton Chagrin BlvdWhen: 11:00 AMWho: babesHow: Just show upCost: FREE
Where: Southeast LibraryWhen: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: Ages 10-14How: Register online hereCost: FREE
Where: Warrensville LibraryWhen: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PMWho: TeensHow: Register online hereCost: FREE
Saturday, September 3 through Monday, September 5 - Cleveland National Air Show presented by Discount Drug Mart
Where: Burke Lakefront AirportWhen: 9:00 AMWho: EveryoneHow: Tickets required. Advance tickets available at Air Show Office or call 216-781-0747.Cost: General Admission $12-$19. (Children 5 & under free).For more info: www.clevelandairshow.com
Where: Barnes & Noble, Eton Chagrin BlvdWhen: 11:00 AMWho: KidsHow: Just show upCost: FREE
Allergies in August?
Did you know that Ragweed begins to bloom in mid-August, making August 15th the unofficial start of Ragweed Season?
36 million people across the country are seasonal allergy sufferers. Once exposed to ragweed, allergy sufferers often experience sneezing, runny noses and swollen, itchy, watery eyes. Symptoms of allergic rhinitis, commonly called "hay fever," can have a major impact on a person's quality of life including their ability to function at school or work. Facts!
- A Ragweed plant produces one billion pollen grains per season
- Grains can travel up to ...
Have your very own marshmallow toasting party on National Marshmallow Toasting Day?
We dare you! NO We double dare you!
Ancient Egyptians would extract sap from the marshmallow plant and mix it with nuts and honey. Another pre-modern recipe uses the pith of the marshmallow plant, rather than the sap. The stem was peeled back to reveal the soft and spongy pith, which was boiled in sugar syrup and dried to produce a soft, chewy confection.
The most popular way to eat marshmallows is toasted over an open fire! Where ...
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Have a great weekend in Cleveland!
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