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  • 05/05/2012 Richmond Ballet 407 East Canal Street, Richmond, VA 23219

    "Banking on a Dream: The Maggie Walker Story"

    Richmond Ballet's Minds in Motion program, in partnership with Maggie L. Walker NHS, for "Banking on a Dream: The Maggie Lena Walker Story." Local 4th grade students from over 18 schools will tell the story of Walker's life and accomplishments through dance.

    In 1993, Richmond Ballet began to search for a new educational initiative to deepen the Ballet's impact on the community. The Ballet wanted to create an educational initiative that would provide interaction with groups of students and professional dancers on a long-term basis. From this search, Minds In Motion was created.

    Minds In Motion is a year-long program that teaches fourth-grade students discipline, dedication and self-awareness by leading them through a series of choreographic movements which must be memorized and expanded upon in each class session. This is not a ballet class, but a way to teach students the benefits of applying themselves to a task involving both mental and physical challenges.

    At the end of the year, the students perform a show based on the skills they learned throughout the year.  This year, the performance will tell the story of Maggie Lena Walker, a remarkable leader in the crusade for civil rights.

    Location: Arthur Ashe Jr. Athletic Center, 3017 North Boulevard, Richmond VA 23230, Richmond Ballet 407 East Canal Street, Richmond, VA 23219 | Map Time: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM,5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Fee Information: Free Admission, Ticket Required. For tickets, contact Cherish Dobbins at cdobbins@richmondballet.com or 804-344-0904 ext. 323 Contact Name: Richmond Ballet Contact Phone Number: 804-344-0906
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  • Multiple Days: 11/28/2014, 11/29/2014, 11/30/2014 Homestead National Monument of America

    Junior Ranger Weekend

    Bring the whole family to Homestead National Monument of America during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend for activities everyone will enjoy! Friday, November 28 through Sunday, November 30, enjoy fascinating Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures displays and give the kids a chance to become a Junior Ranger.

    This weekend, Junior Rangers have the chance to go on a new nature scavenger hunt and earn a special prize! Kids will also complete Homestead's Junior Ranger booklet of activities, such as word searches, scavenger hunts, matching activities, and historic "rebus writing." Children are encouraged to find answers to the activities by exploring the museum exhibits and park grounds. After finishing the book and having some fun, Junior Rangers will receive a badge, set of Civil War trading cards, temporary tattoo, rubber bracelet, and paper Junior Ranger hat. Also, have fun learning about various sites across the State of Nebraska through the "Nebraska Treasures" activity book. These activities are self and adult guided, but Park Rangers will be there to help.

    But wait, there's more! Kids will use their outdoor investigating skills to learn about the changing season
    . Join park rangers to explore the late fall-early winter environment on Saturday, November 29 at 2 p.m. starting at the Education Center. As winter approaches, find out how animals survive in the cold environment. Learn how to find signs of animals in nature, especially their scat and tracks. Then use all your detective tools and tricks to look for animal clues on an outdoor hike—see how many you can find! This program is free of charge and open to all ages. Participants should dress warm for going outside.

    Location: Homestead, Homestead National Monument of America Fee Information: No fee Contact Name: Andrea Bornemeier Contact Email: andrea_bornemeier@nps.gov Contact Phone Number: 402-223-3514

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