December 5, 2013
- Welcome to Macaroni Kid!
- Cathy’s Corner: Boys Will Be Boys
- Macaroni Goodies: Cool Winter Specials
- Iron Man & Hulk Movie Screening!
- Kids & Yoga
- Make Memories with DreamWorks Holiday Collection
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Snowballs
- Looking For Something To Do Over the Holidays?
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- Macaroni Pet of the Week: Tiger
- Macaroni Cares: Teen Support Groups
- Macaroni Kid Holiday Guide: Keep It Local!
Are you gluten free? I am putting together a local gluten free moms group to share recipes, tips and ...
A boy is Truth with dirt on its face,
Beauty with a cut on its finger,
Wisdom with bubble gum in its hair,
and the Hope of the future with a frog in its pocket. - Author Unknown
Last weekend I faced both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. I witnessed a near death experience, countless casualties, violent fighting and high pitched energy. I saw tears, as well as hugs and warm camaraderie. Where was I? A) at the front lines of a war zone B) at Madison ...
mom-savers, stress busters, deals, giveaways, gift ideas... learning helpers!
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Need help handling stress this season? Talk to a professional or check out some wonderful groups for parents, adolescents and teens at Westport Family Counseling. Check out their FREE Workshop about food issues, Tuesday December 17 from 6-7pm.
If you're interested in networking ...
Fun for All FREE at the Westport Library this Saturday at 11:30 AM
Looking for something to do this Saturday afternoon between activities? Does your child like superheroes?
This Saturday, December 7 at 11:30 AM in the McManus Room at the Westport Library, kids and their parents are invited to enjoy a FREE screening of Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United. Special thanks to the Westport Library for co-sponsoring this fun event with Macaroni Kid! Popcorn and Green "Hulk" lemonade will be provided! Space is limited so get there early. Recommended for ages 6 and up with parental supervision. After the screening, kids ...
Great way for reduce stress, increase confidence and well-being
Our fast-paced world provides few opportunities to slow down, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the lives of today’s children. Typical days can include pre-dawn wakeup calls, 6-hour school days, after-school clubs, jobs, and a litany of activities. Last minute dinners are followed by sleepy homework sessions and late bedtimes. This exhausting process is repeated over and over, day after day.
While this goal-oriented, forward looking lifestyle certainly has some benefits, there are negative effects as well. Among our students are unprecedented rates of stress, bullying, obesity ...
Make it a Very Merry Movie-thon with all your favorite holiday titles
Choose from 2 different gift sets to suit your family's taste. From Santa Claus to Shrek, the Original Christmas Classics and DreamWorks Holiday Collection are meant to be shared with family and friends.
© 2013 DreamWorks Animation ...
1 package (8 squares) of semi-sweet baker's chocolate
1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth not chunky)
1 tub (8 oz.) whipped topping
1/2 cup (approximately) confectioner's sugar
36 mini muffin baking cups
1. In a large microwaveable ...
Drop In Activities, Daycations, Camps and More
Following their Thanksgiving Holiday camps, Chelsea Piers will offer Little Athletes, Ice Hockey, Squash, Multi-Sport and Gymnastics camps during the Winter holidays & during all school breaks. Specific camp info & schedules are listed here. In addition, you can simply get a day pass and spend the entire day with the kids.
Peak Performance sports camps offers reasonable prices and flexible schedules for ages 4-12 in Norwalk, Stamford, Fairfield, and Westport. They provide traditional sports games with physical education activities like tag, pinball, capture the football and more. For more info, check ...
Where: Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd. HartfordWhen: 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM (see website for more events, times)Who: Lego fans of all agesHow: register in advance, space limitedCost: Children $18/Adults $20/Under 2 are freeFor more info: http://www.legokidsfest.com/hartford/
Where: Maritime Aquarium, 10 N Water St, Norwalk, 203-852-0700When: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: all agesHow: just stop byCost: free with regular admission, IMAX tickets extraFor more info: www.maritimeaquarium.org
Where: Our Lady of Fatima School 225 Danbury Road (Rt 7) WiltonWhen: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: anyone looking for gifts!How: just stop byCost: free
Where: Hotel Zero Degrees, 353 Main Ave, Norwalk, CTWhen: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM (see website for events, times)Who: womenHow: register in advanceCost: $95For more info: email or 888-954-5552
Where: Pequot Library 720 Pequot Avenue SouthportWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: music lovers of all agesHow: No tickets needed, but adults should be accompanied by a young person aged 5 to 18. 203-938-3843Cost: free for kids 5-18For more info: Music for Youth is a non-profit organization that provides FREE concerts to children in Fairfield County. www.musicforyouth.net
Where: Wakeman Town Farm, 134 Cross Hwy, WestportWhen: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (trees on sale 9am-5pm)Who: all agesHow: just stop byCost: freeFor more info: http://www.wakemantownfarm.org/
Where: Wilton Conservatory of Dance 151 Old Ridgefield Road, WiltonWhen: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: tweens ages 8-12How: drop in or preregisterCost: $22ea Sign-Up Online: $20ea Full 8 Week Sign-Up: $18ea
Where: Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave, BridgeportWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AMWho: kids 22 mos - 4 yrs, with an adultHow: Pre-registration is required, call 203-394-6563Cost: $10/members and one child, and $15/non-members and one child.For more info: http://beardsleyzoo.org/
Where: Camp Playland, 802 Ponus Ridge Rd, New Canaan, CT 06840When: 2:00 PM - 2:35 PMWho: children ages 2-6How: Admission is rolling, but space is limited.Cost: Drop-In: $16, 9 Weeks: $140For more info: http://www.kismetkidsyoga.com
Thursday, December 5 through Thursday, January 30 - Energy Efficiency & Secrets of Circles at Stepping Stones
Where: Stepping Stones, 25 Matthews park, NorwalkWhen: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: young kids of all agesHow: just stop byCost: free with admissionFor more info: steppingstonesmuseum.org
Thursday, December 5 through Sunday, January 5 - In Vogue: A Runway of Vintage Fashion at the Fairfield Museum and History Center
Where: Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road, FairfieldWhen: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: fashionistas and their caregiversHow: just stop byCost: free with admission
Where: Stepping Stones, Mathews Park, 303 West Ave, Norwalk, 203-899-0606When: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: kids and their caregiversHow: just stop byCost: free with admission, Polar Express is additional freeFor more info: http://steppingstonesmuseum.org/
Where: New Canaan Library 151 Main St. New CanaanWhen: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PMWho: all agesHow: just stop byCost: Free except on Friday from 9AM - early admission $15
Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 29 - A Grand Display of Holiday Traditions: Victorian Era Presents and Decorations
Where: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, 295 West Ave, NorwalkWhen: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (open Weds - Sun)Who: all agesCost: Admission is $10 adults, $8 seniors, and $6 for children 8-18
Where: Maritime Aquarium IMAX theatre, 10 N Water St, NorwalkWhen: 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM (shows 4, 7:30 pm Fri, Sat, Sun 4pm)Who: great for all agesHow: get tickets online or at the door, visit http://www.maritimeaquarium.org/Cost: members 10.50 adult/$8.50, nonmembers $11.50 adult/$9.50 childFor more info: http://www.maritimeaquarium.org/
Where: Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water StWhen: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: all agesHow: just stop by anytime during regular hoursCost: Free with admissionFor more info: http://www.maritimeaquarium.org
Where: downtown GreenwichWhen: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Sun hours: noon to 5 PM)Who: all agesHow: parking is freeCost: freeFor more info: www.GreenwichReindeerFestival.com
Saturday, December 7 through Saturday, December 14 - Nutcracker/ Ballet Etudes at Westport Playhosue
Where: Westport Country Playhouse, 50 Powers Court, WestportWhen: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (see website for more showtimes)Who: all agesHow: register in advance at http://www.westportplayhouse.org/Cost: $20-$40For more info: register online or call 203-227-4177
Sunday, December 8 through Sunday, December 8 - Family Movie Night with Original Christmas Classics and/or DreamWorks Holiday Collection
Where: your living roomWhen: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: all agesHow: Watch Rudolph, Frosty, Shrek and Alex as they get into the Christmas spirit.Cost: Family fun: priceless (DVD gift sets start at $19.94)
Where: Seminar Room, Westport Library, 20 Jessup Rd, WestportWhen: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PMWho: For grades 6-9How: Register online for each workshop. Join anytimeCost: freeFor more info: westportlibrary.org
Where: Westport Family Counseling 250 Post Road East Suite 106, WestportWhen: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: parentsHow: Call (203) 227-4555 or email [email protected]Cost: call for more infoFor more info: www.westportfamilycounseling.org, Dr. Victoria Shaw, PhD, LPC, and Psychotherapist, an expert in helping parents and strong-willed children, will facilitate the group.
Where: see website for detailsWhen: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: all agesHow: www.nchousetour.comCost: $80 or $90 on days of the tourFor more info: hosted by the Newcomers Club of New Canaan
Saturday, December 7 through Saturday, December 7 - Cookie Decorating with Pastry Chef Natalie Duplessy
Where: Mama's Boy, S Norwalk 19 N Water St 203-956-7171When: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PMWho: kids who like to bake!How: call for reservationsCost: $10 per child includes one soft drink or juiceFor more info: http://www.mamasboyct.com/
Saturday, December 7 through Sunday, December 8 - Westport's Academy of Dance Presents the Nutcracker
Where: Staples High SchoolWhen: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Sunday until 2 PM, see site for more showtimes)Who: all agesHow: westportdance.com or call 203-226-9987Cost: adults $25, students $15
Where: Higgins Room, Westport Library, 20 Jessup Rd, WestportWhen: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: grades 1-3How: register in person, phone 203-291-4810 or [email protected]Cost: freeFor more info: westportlibrary.org
Where: Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CTWhen: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: young children and their caregiversHow: Reservations are required. Call (203) 394-6574Cost: $10/person for Zoo members, $15/person for non-members. Price includes zoo admission.For more info: http://www.beardsleyzoo.org/
Where: Green Moon Children’s Art Studio 140 Rowayton Ave, Rowayton, 203 810 4001When: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (CLOSED 12:30-1:30PM)Who: young children and grown upsHow: Stop by anytime!Cost: $20 per box of Ornaments (includes 6)For more info: http://greenmoonct.com/
Where: Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place, WestportWhen: 1:30 PM - 3:15 PMWho: children ages 5-12How: Registration Recommended, call 203-222-1424Cost: $20 per child, $10 siblingFor more info: www.westporthistory.org
Where: Stamford Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street, StamfordWhen: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: Recommended for children 3+; everyone attending must have a ticket, regardless of ageHow: reservations encouraged, scalive.orgCost: Tickets: $60, $45, $25 (plus ticket surcharges)For more info: www.connecticutballet.com
Where: Brick Walk Promenade, 1215 Post Road, FairfieldWhen: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: all ages..and pets too!How: just stop by!Cost: bring cash
Where: Lockwood Matthews Mansion, 295 West Ave, NorwalkWhen: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (see website for events, times)Who: all agesHow: Seating is limited for tea party. Please RSVP by December 7thCost: $5 general admission, Tickets to the Victorian Tea are $10 (advance ticket reservation and purchase required).For more info: http://www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com
Where: Westport Country Playhouse, 50 Powers Court, WestportWhen: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (another show at 4pm)Who: Recommended for ages 4 and upHow: reserve tickets in advance, space limitedCost: All tickets $20
Where: Westport Historical Society, Sheffer Gallery, 25 Avery Pl, WestportWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: all agesHow: just stop byCost: freeFor more info: http://westporthistory.org/
Where: Westport Family Counseling, 250 Post Road East, Suite 200 in Westport.When: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: adults and teensHow: [email protected] or (203) 227-4555Cost: free but space is limitedFor more info: http://www.westportfamilycounseling.org/
Where: M3Yoga 44 Main Street WestportWhen: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (Check-in 6pm class starts at 6:30)Who: yoga lovers, survivorsHow: Spots limited so please sign up on-lineCost: $50 minimum donation.For more info: Food and drinks provided after the class. Call 914-715-1589.
throughout downtown Westport.
Where: venues in downtown Westport, see websiteWhen: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: all ages! great for kids!!How: pay in advance or at the doorCost: $10 per personFor more info: http://www.firstnightww.com/
Tiger is a nine year old, full-bodied multi-gray striped female cat who would adore to sit alongside you for rubs. With her attentive hazel-green eyes, she watches your moves and makes quality conversation.
Her passion for food is evident by her loud purr of contentment and excited talk. Shining suspended tinsel toys bring simple fun for her. Quite photogenic, Tiger poses for pictures as seen here. She's not a jumper nor clingy. The warm sunshine on her soft fur and the smells of the outdoors are a delight to ...
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PopShop Holiday Market will be popping up at The Brick Walk Promenade in Fairfield (1215 Post Road)! Picture this: You’re fashionably bundled up on a Winter day. With snowflakes falling softly, twinkle lights overhead, (and heaters scattered about to keep you toasty), you make your way from outdoor pop-up shop to pop-up shop checking out unique clothing, jewelry, stationery, home décor, art or furniture piece for that special person on your shopping list, unique stocking stuffer, hostess or co-worker present. Do the holidays spell v-a-c-a-t-i-o-n for you? (Lucky ...
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