December 8, 2011
- Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful...
- Good Greens Bars
- Tender Baby Skin
- Harlem Globetrotters, 12/27 at Quicken Loans Arena
- Boots, Boots, Boots!
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- Macaroni Made: Cinnamon Ornaments
- Macaroni Made
- Macaroni Kid Play Date!
- Cleveland Kids Events
Helpful Hints and Reminders
Happy Thursday, everyone!
We have a bunch of new subscribers this week and I want to give you a huge welcome!
Lots of great stuff in this week's newsletter including:
- An amazing nutrition bar that is made by a company right here in Shaker Heights, OH.. and yes, your kids will eat it!
- GIVEAWAY: We're giving away a Family 4 Pack of Tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters... complete with Meet and Greet passes!
- An amazing product for your baby's tender skin
- And more events that you can ...
Shop Locally - For Your Health!
It's no secret that I love to shop locally, and it should be no secret that I love to shop healthy! As a mom, I am constantly struggling about what is the best thing (especially snacks) to feed my family.
So, when I found out that the new nutrition bars I keep seeing at Heinen's are made by a local company, I just had to try them!
Treat it With ABC Arbonne Baby Care
I just recently discovered my love of Arbonne products, espcially their skin care line. Their botanical based products make my skin happy! When I found out that they have baby skin care products, I ordered them right away. My little toddler has the fairest and driest skin I have ever seen and I had been searching for something natural that we could use in the bath and also a lotion.
In the bath we use the Hair and Body Wash and it is soft and wonderful. After bath and in ...
Win a Family 4 pack and Meet and Greet passes!
On the heels of signing one of the most extraordinary rookie classes in team history, the Harlem Globetrotters will bring their 2012 World Tour to Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, for a doubleheader at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Tickets start at $19.00 and are available at www.harlemglobetrotters.com, www.theQarena.com, the Quicken Loans Arena box office, or by phone at 888.894.9424. Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
The outstanding rookies include Paul “Tiny” Sturgess, the world’s tallest pro basketball player at 7-8, Jonte “Too Tall” Hall, the shortest Globetrotter ever at 5-2, and Fatima “TNT” Maddox of Temple University, the team’s first female player since 1993 and ninth female in team history. The new Globetrotters also feature the top three finishers from the 2011 College Slam Dunk Contest, including the reigning champ Jacob “Hops” Tucker. At 5-10, Tucker sports a 50-inch vertical leap, and his YouTube videos have garnered well over four million views. Tucker joins slam dunk runner-up John “Jet” Williams of UNC-Asheville and semifinalist Darnell “Spider” Wilks of the University of Cincinnati. The 2012 rookie class has a total of three seven-footers including 7-4 Jermaine “Stretch” Middleton, the third-tallest player in team history, and 7-foot Anthony “Biggie” McClain. At 7-8, Sturgess becomes the tallest Globetrotter ever after a career at Mountain State University (W.Va.). He is the 19th internationally born player in team history, hailing from Loughborough, England.
We have a Family 4 Pack of tickets for one lucky subscriber! Winner will receive a Family 4 pack of tickets to the 7:00 pm game and 4 passes to the pre-show meet and greet.
How to Enter:
- Leave a comment below (any comment -- winner is chosen using random.org.)
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You must be a subscriber and at least 18 years old to enter. Deadline to enter is 12 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13. Winners will be chosen at random. Another winner will be chosen if we can't reach you by Thursday, December 15 at 12 p.m.
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And Everything Else On Your List at Zappos!
There are two kinds of gifts under a tree: the kind you need and the kind you want. And when it comes to kids, the latter tends to be the pleaser. But how are parents supposed to tackle the obstacle of merging the two? That’s where we come in.
With thousands of brands and styles to choose from, Zappos.com is the answer to all of your gifting woes, especially when it comes to kids. And this season, there’s no better way to combine their wants and needs ...
Where: Tower City CenterWhen: and 12/15-12/23. See website for available time slots.Who: FamiliesHow: Visit www.mrkringle.com to register or show up during open hours (may have a waiting period if you do not register in advance).Cost: $6 per guest (children 2 and under are free)For more info: Kringle's Inventionasium™ is a Macaroni Kid Favorite Cleveland Holiday Activity! Please visit www.mrkringle.com to learn more about Kringle's Inventionasium™ and see a list of available packages. Photo packages start at $14.99.
Where: Warrensville LibraryWhen: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: Girls age 8-12Cost: FREE
Where: Mentor Main LibraryWhen: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AMWho: For children 5 and younger and their parents.Cost: FREE
Where: South Chagrin Reservation, Look About LodgeWhen: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: Ages 2-6 years with adultHow: Just show upCost: FREE
Where: Mentor Main LibraryWhen: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AMWho: For children 5 and younger and their parents.Cost: FREE
Where: Solon LibraryWhen: 11:00 AMWho: For babies ages birth to 18 months and a caregiver.Cost: FREE
Where: Lomond School Auditorium, Shaker HeightsWhen: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (doors open at 6:30; seating is strictly limited to 300 on a first-come, first-served basis)Who: This program is open to all - membership in the Lomond Association is not required. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.How: Just show upCost: Suggested donation: $3 per person (to cover licensing fees), $10 max per family Concessions (drinks and popcorn) will available for purchase ($1 each)
Where: Yours Truly and Shaker Square CinemasWhen: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: FamiliesHow: Just show upCost: Admission to the cartoons is free. No ticket is needed for the cartoon program. Seating is limited and will be granted on a first-come first serve basis. Regular menu pricing at Yours Truly apply.
Where: Lowe'sWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: KidsHow: Sign up hereCost: FREE
Where: Cleveland Botanical GardensWhen: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: FamiliesCost:
- Adult Member Price: $22
- Adult Non-Member Price: $28
- Child Member Price: $17
- Child Non-Member Price: $22
- Children Under 2 FREE but must be pre-registeredFor more info: website
Where: Solon LibraryWhen: 10:30 AMWho: Ages 2-5 and a caregiverHow: Just show upCost: FREE
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: Palace TheaterWhen: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: FamiliesHow: Purchase tickets at www.playhousesquare.org.Cost: Family four pack: $40.00, Adult: $8.00, Child: $14.00 (Pals members pay half price).For more info: www.playhousesquare.org
Where: Cleveland Botanical GardensWhen: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: ChildrenHow: Just show upCost: FREE with Garden admission
Where: Mayfield LibraryWhen: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PMWho: Grades K-3Cost: FREE
Where: Garfield Park Nature CenterWhen: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Ages 10 and upHow: Register by calling 216-341-3152Cost: FREE
Where: CanalWay CenterWhen: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Register by calling 216-206-1000Cost: Fee: $5 (2 years & under, 80 years & over free)
Where: South Chagrin Reservation, Look About LodgeWhen: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: 8 years - adultHow: Just show upCost: FREE
Where: Shaker Heights Library, Bertram Woods BranchWhen: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PMWho: Grade 1-5Cost: FREE
Where: Garfield Park Nature CenterWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just show upCost: FREE
Where: Warrensville LibraryWhen: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PMWho: K-6Cost: FREE
Where: Garfield Heights LibraryWhen: 3:30 and 4:30 sessionsWho: Grades K - 6Cost: FREE
Where: Nature Center at Shaker LakesWhen: 10:00 AM - 10:45 AMWho: Families with little onesHow: Just show upCost: Fee per stroller is $5 for members, $7 for non-members
Where: Great Lakes Mall, play areaWhen: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Families & ChildrenHow: Just show upCost: FREEFor more info: December book list:
- Making a Friend by Alison McGhee / Illustrations by Marc Rosenthal
- Mouse’s First Snow by Lauren Thompson / Illustrations by Buket Erdogan
- Fuddles by Frans Vischer
- Olivia Says Good Night by Farrah McDoogle / Illustrated by Patrick Spaziante
- We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen / Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
Where: Mayfield LibraryWhen: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Grades 1-5Cost: FREE
Where: Warrensville LibraryWhen: 4:30 and 5:30 sessionsWho: Grades K - 6Cost: FREE
Where: Brecksville Nature CenterWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:15 AMWho: Ages 3-5 with adult, no siblingsHow: Just show upCost: FREE
Where: CanalWay CenterWhen: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: 6-12 yearsHow: Register by calling 216-206-1000Cost: FREE
Where: Mentor Headlands Branch LibraryWhen: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: Ages 8 and upCost: FREE
Where: South Chagrin Nature Center, Look About LodgeWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Ags 14 and upHow: Just show upCost: FREE
Where: Independence LibraryWhen: 2:00 PMWho: Grades 6-12Cost: FREE
Where: Independence LibraryWhen: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: TeensCost: FREE
Where: Mayfield LibraryWhen: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Grades 6-12Cost: FREE
Where: Beachwood LibraryWhen: 7:00 PMWho: Ages 14 to adultCost: FREE
Where: Orange LibraryWhen: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PMWho: Grades 9-12Cost: FREE
Where: Maple Heights LibraryWhen: 4:00 PMWho: Grades 6-12Cost: FREE
Where: Shaker Heights Librrary, Main LibraryWhen: 4:15 PM - 5:00 PMWho: Grades 9-12Cost: FREE
Where: Southeast LibraryWhen: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: TeensCost: FREE
Where: Willoughby LibraryWhen: 7:00 PMWho: TeensHow: Register by calling 440.942.3200Cost: FREE
Where: CanalWay CenterWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Ages 3-5 yearsHow: Register by calling 216-206-1000Cost: FREE
Where: Cleveland Botanical GardensWhen: 11:00 AMWho: ChildrenHow: Just show upCost: FREE with Garden admission
Where: Shaker Heights Librrary, Bertram Woods BranchWhen: 4:15 PM - 5:00 PMWho: Grades 9-12Cost: FREE
Where: Solon LibraryWhen: 4:15 PMWho: For children in grades K-4.How: Just show upCost: FREE
Where: Chagrin Falls LibraryWhen: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PMWho: KidsCost: FREE
Where: Mentor Main LibraryWhen: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PMWho: Ages 2-7. Children must be accompanied by an adult.Cost: FREE
Where: Warrensville LibraryWhen: 6:30 PMWho: FamiliesCost: FREE
Where: Eastlake LibraryWhen: 7:00 PMWho: FamiliesHow: Register by calling 440.942.7880Cost: FREE
Where: Independence LibraryWhen: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Ages 2-5 (parent must accomany)How: Just show upCost: FREE
Where: Cleveland Botanical GardensWhen: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: ChildrenHow: Just show upCost: FREE with Garden admission
Where: Mayfield LibraryWhen: 2:00 PMWho: Grades K-5Cost: FREE
Where: Garfield Heights LibraryWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Ages 11-16Cost: FREE
Where: Southeast LibraryWhen: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: Ages 8-18 welcomeCost: FREE
Where: The Children's Museum of ClevelandWhen: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PMWho: Recommended for families with children ages 3 and up.How: Pre-registration is required. Register online here.Cost: $5 per person workshop fee required.For more info: Please call 216-791-7114 for more information.
- Listen to live musical performances with area schools & temples
- Enjoy hands-on crafts, cookie decorating, kosher refreshments and more!
- Receive a special Menorah ROCK! photo to take home!
- Balloons, face painting & gaming stations
- Activities with The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
- The Cleveland Jewish News will be there too! Your photo might appear in the CJN!
Presented in partnership with Legacy Village, The Cleveland Jewish News and The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.
Where: Legacy Village, Inside the former Joseph-Beth Booksellers space, on Main Street, across from Arhaus Furniture!When: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: FamiliesHow: Just show upCost: FREE
This is so easy, so cute, and it makes the house smell amazing!
What you need:
- 3/4 cup applesauce
- 4 oz cinnamon (I found a bottle that was 3.88oz.)
- Rolling pin
- Cookie cutters
- Straw or toothpick
Mix applesauce and cinnamon together
Kneed until it can be rolled out
Cut with cookie cutters
Make a hole with a straw or toothpick
Put on rack until dry (1-2 days)
String and hang!
This Snowman Soup is sure to warm and delight all North Pole inhabitants alike! After working a long hard day in the Toy Factory or playing Reindeer Games warm up with this sweet soup!
1 Cup Fresh Fallen Snow
1/2 Cup Fresh Spun Marshmallows
1 Candy Cane
2 Chocolate Kisses
1 Package of Mrs. Claus’ homemade hot chocolate powder.
Pour Mrs. Claus’s Homemade Hot Chocolate powder into and Elf mug.
Add 1 Cup Fresh Fallen Snow.
Warm in the fire for 1 minute until the snow ...
At Whole Foods Market Cedar Center
The first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m., 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 to miss the giveaway! Each month Whole Foods will provide a bag of goodies from the ...
Tell us about your events!
We try to include a comprehensive list of Cleveland kids events each week. If you are organizing a local event that our readers would enjoy, please let us know! We would also love to hear your comments or suggestions. Please send an e-mail to [email protected].
Have a great weekend in Cleveland!