Go to the Long Beach Flugtag Competition This Saturday!!

August 18, 2010

If you are any where near Long Beach this weekend, this is an event you surely would have a laugh at! Lots of teams have been working very hard in preparation for their flights:

Watch videos here of Top Secret Green Army Mission and Team Roundhouse: The Code of the Ultimate Flying Force at and other teams at http://www.redbullflugtagusa.com/

Red Bull Long Beach 2010

Today’s Long Beach Press-Telegram had two articles:
Flugtag vehicle pays tribute to a piece of Long Beach aviation history
CSULB students competing in Flugtag
and photos

Microsoft Seattle Team

and as if you needed more, here are several Red Bull Flugtag 2010 ads.

Saturday Details:
What: Long Beach Flugtag Competition
Where: At Rainbow Harbor (Pine Avenue and Shoreline Drive)
When: On Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010
What Time: Gates open at 11 a.m.
Cost: No cover charge
Schedule:
First flight of 35 at 1 p.m.
Last flight at 3:30 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony

Listen in on the radio at 91.1 FM

No food, alcohol, tents or pets are allowed but food and beverage vendors will be available inside

Road closures: Eastbound Shoreline Drive from Aquarium Way to Pine Ave will be closed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To get a reserved parking spot with the city, go to www.thepermitstore.com/lb/event/ and also be sure to utilize the free downtown buses.

Check out other ideas and activities to do with kids on https://mygrandmasue.wordpress.com by the author of the award-winning children’s book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too!

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Over 100 National Parks Offer Free Entry for 3 Weekends

August 8, 2010

From the National Park Service website:

America’s Best Idea – the national parks – gets even better this year with several fee-free days at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees. Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

Mark your calendar for fee-free days left this year:

* August 14-15, 2010
* September 25, 2010
(Public Lands Day)
* November 11, 2010
(Veterans Day)

And to make the fun even more affordable, many national park concessioners are joining the National Park Service in welcoming visitors on this summer’s fee free weekends with the their own special offers.

Here’s a tip – many of your 392 national parks NEVER charge an entrance fee. So start Planning Your Visit!

Do click the links to get to additional information!!

Check out other ideas and activities to do with kids on https://mygrandmasue.wordpress.com
by the author of the award-winning children’s book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too!
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Lady Bug Release and Story Time

August 6, 2010

Quick! Get out there, you folks in the Washington DC area!!
Friday, August 6, 2010 | 10 – 11 AM — or plan to participate in the August 20 release!!

Please join the staff of the National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian’s Horticulture Services Division as they release native ladybugs in the Native Croplands on the south side of the museum. These natural pest controls are an eco-friendly and fun way to control pests in the landscape.
Time Detail: (weather permitting)
Categories: Demonstrations, Kids & Families
Venue: American Indian Museum
Event Location: Outdoor Croplands (near Maryland Ave. entrance, south side) (weather permitting)
Cost: Free
Continues: Repeats Friday, August 20

There is A LOT going on today at both the New York and Washington DC locations of the National Museum of the American Indian.

Hok-noth-da? (Did you hear?)—Listen! I Have a Story to Tell
Friday, August 6, 2010 | 11:30 AM – 12 PM

(for ages 5-9) A Native staff member reads books by or about Native Americans. “Hok-noth-da?” means “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language.

June through August 2010:
• Most days: 11:30 AM

Note
– Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis; children must be accompanied by an adult.
Categories: Kids & Families
Venue: American Indian Museum
Event Location: Resource Center, 3rd Level
Cost: Free; walk-in

Check out other ideas and activities to do with kids on https://mygrandmasue.wordpress.com
by the author of the award-winning children’s book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too!
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