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'Snow and Company'

'Snow and Company'

On Friday, April 20, 2012 the Pine Bluff Police, the Pine Bluff City Attorney’s Office and students from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will present the play, “Snow and Company” at the Pine Bluff Convention Center at 09:30am and 12:30pm.

1st and 2nd grade students from Pine Bluff, Dollarway and Watson Chapel schools will be in attendance. The theme for the play will involve self esteem, bullying, drug abuse and stranger danger.

The students will enjoy games, popcorn, cotton candy, and juice afterwards.

Family Play Day at Pines Mall

Family Play Day at Pines Mall

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- Jefferson County Arkansas Children Week Family Play Day will be Saturday, April 21, 2012  at the Pines Mall.

The largest family play day event in the State of Arkansas for children’s week.

A variety of family/ child service providers were a part of the Arkansas Children’s Week Family Play Day Planning Team. They include:  Academy of Learning, Arkansas Delta Resource Center,   Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY),   Jefferson Comprehensive Care System, Inc.

Explore Arkansas with Chuck Dovish

Explore Arkansas with Chuck Dovish

One winning family to be chosen for excursion; entries accepted at www.aetn.org/engage

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — Fans of the Arkansas Educational Television Network’s (AETN) “Exploring Arkansas,” with host Chuck Dovish, now have the opportunity to win a family outing with Dovish that will be filmed for possible future use in the series.

A winning family (up to six family members) will be chosen at random to spend a day with Dovish as he tapes a family-friendly episode of “Exploring Arkansas.” Dovish will aim to introduce the family to some of his favorite places and activities suitable for all ages, in turn allowing them to explore Arkansas with him.

Contest winners will be treated to a hike or similar activity at a location of Dovish’s choosing on a weekend. The outing will be filmed by an AETN production crew and segments may be used for an upcoming episode of “Exploring Arkansas.”

Get your child’s doodle up on Google

Get your child’s doodle up on Google

Students Invited to Redesign Google Homepage Logo for Millions To See

           
For the fifth year, Google is announcing Doodle 4 Google, a contest where students in grades K-12 across the country use their artistic talents to think big and redesign Google’s homepage logo for millions to see. This year’s theme -- “If I could travel in time, I’d visit…” -- encourages students to harness their curiosity to imagine the past, present, or future on the blank canvas of Google’s homepage. The Doodle 4 Google student contest inspires the leaders and inventors of tomorrow to push the limits of their creativity with the Google logo as their canvas.

This year’s winner will not only have their doodle on Google.com for millions of people to see, but will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for his/her school.

Staying active in winter

Staying active in winter

From an article forwarded to Today's THV from Children's Health Care of Atlanta

by Stephanie Walsh, M.D.

The winter be a season of little activity and over-indulging. As the weather cools down, children are often tempted to stay inside in front of the T.V. or a video game rather than play outside. Eating healthily can present additional challenges when faced with party buffets, holiday sweets and large family meals.

Don’t let winter stop you from staying healthy! Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, through its Strong4Life program, aims to help families tackle the issue of childhood obesity in Georgia. Getting more activity is a great way to balance the extra calories consumed this time of year. Remember that small steps can add up to big changes!

While there’s no harm in relaxing, there are a lot of fun ways you can stay active this winter. Try one of the ideas below to get everyone moving!

Winter Activity Ideas

How safe is your family feast?

How safe is your family feast?

Tips for Serving Buffet-style

(Little Rock) – A popular way to celebrate holidays or any party occasion is to invite friends and family to a buffet. However, this type of food service where foods are left out for long periods can leave the door open for uninvited guests — bacteria that cause foodborne illness. Festive times for giving and sharing should not include sharing foodborne illness. Here are some tips from the USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline to help you have a SAFE holiday party.

Safe Food Handling
Always wash your hands before and after handling food. Keep your kitchen, dishes and utensils clean also. Always serve food on clean plates — not those previously holding raw meat and poultry.