For the Donahues, anyway!
A favorite family read-aloud, Cynthia Rylant and Mark Teague’s The Great Gracie Chase: Stop That Dog! came to life for us today as the Donahue family answered the call to help my parents find their two dogs who happened to sneak out of the backyard over the weekend.
Charlie and Penny are two adorable [...]
Join the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club for a Moonlight Hike
VA 311 to McAfee Knob
Mar 19 6:00pm - Mar 19 11:30pm
An exciting moonlight hike up to McAfee Knob. Bring a flashlight or head lamp.
Contact 344-6588, more at ratc.org
Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op Day of Service
Sunday Mar 20 12:00pm - Mar 20 5:00pm
The Community Garden at Hurt [...]
You’re Invited…to help FRIENDS plant tree seedlings!
Saturday, March 19th, 2011
10am – Noon
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 113.3
Saving Parkway Views is FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s signature project. FRIENDS is the only authorized Blue Ridge Parkway partner organization that has been given this project “to restore the Parkway views through landscape plantings” under a formal agreement [...]
Stanley spent a nice day at home, resting. Hanging out with a class of second graders can wear a guy out. He said that he enjoyed reading some of our books in the Donahue library. One of the books was the fantastically funny Otto Goes to the Beach, by Todd Parr.
After school, we picked up [...]
On Tuesday, a rainy and cold day, Flat Stanley visited Chip’s classroom. The students were very excited to have him visit. Some of them even wrote letters to him. The students read Jeff Brown’s original Flat Stanley book and they even decided that they would like to start a Flat Stanley project in their classroom.
Flat Stanley arrived to the Donahue home today. Flat Stanley is visiting for the week from Wilmington, North Carolina. The whole family gathered together around the dinner table to open his envelope. This was a long trip for a little flat guy like Stanley. We figured he was tired of being folded up in the [...]
This sounds like a job for Shel Silverstein!
Great Uncle Shelby’s still alive and well in the Donahue library!
Tuesday, March 22 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Howery Mezzanine, Roanoke Main Library
706 S. Jefferson Street
PLAYING IN THE DIRT; An interactive experience involving flowers, vegetables, dirt and people.
You are invited to a jam packed evening of gardening fun, filled with do-it-yourself projects, advice from experts, delights for children, encounters with subterranean life-forms and [...]
Rise Up Roanoke Family Day
This Saturday, March 12
at the Taubman Museum of Art
TIME: 12 noon - 4 pm
A FREE day of art, performances, storytelling, exhibitions, demonstrations, art talks, and special menus for kids, and families at Norah’s Café.
Sponsored by Cox Communications
Taubman Museum of Art
110 Salem Avenue, SE
Roanoke, Virginia 24011
A wish. I know we are ready for spring around these parts…
From When We Were Very Young, by A. A. Milne
Where am I going? I don’t quite know.
Down to the stream where the king-cups grow –
Up on the hill where the pine-trees blow –
Anywhere, anywhere. I don’t know.
Where am I going? The clouds sail [...]