Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Share Your Parenting Stories

How many times have you heard the words, “Enjoy it! It goes by so fast?”  A new Ithaca based theatre group, The Civic Ensemble, wants to hear your stories!

"Whether  you  are  the mother of a two-year old or the grandfather of a 10 year-old you know you can't stop time. They just keep growing and changing. You also have an abundance of stories to tell.  The  Civic  Ensemble’s  first  annual community-based  play  will  be  developed  from  the  stories  of  Ithaca area parents. No  theatre  or  acting  experience  is  necessary  and  everyone  welcome."

*Is an opportunity for parents to come together and tell stories about
the childrearing experience from birth to college to grandkids. 

* Is a three-phase project that involves storytelling, collaborative play
development and the rehearsal and performance of an original play
open to parents in the Ithaca community.

*Welcomes any parent (meaning parents, foster parents, step-parents, and grandparents.
Anyone who has taken responsibility for raising a child) who is interested in the project whether they
have theatre experience or not!

*Will  be performed at  the Kitchen Theatre Company in  the Spring
of 2013

For more information, contact Sarah at 237-1797 or sarah@civicensemble.org 

Parent stories sessions will be at Kitchen Theatre rehearsal space (not the theatre itself but a studio a few doors down) unless otherwise indicated. If you are thinking of coming, it may be best to contact Sarah to doublecheck location.

The dates of the sessions are as follows:
Sunday, September 30 1pm-3pm
Sunday, October 14 1pm-3pm
Sunday, November 4 1pm-3pm
Sunday, November 18 1pm-3pm
Sunday, December 2 1pm-3pm

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Free YMCA membership to First Graders!!

From the YMCA:

Calling all First Graders:
The YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County is spearheading an amazing initiative. One of the Y’s goals is to develop strong and healthy communities...but where to begin? What is the best way to create a Y community buzz? For starters: we want every 1st grader in the Tompkins and surrounding counties to be a member at the Ithaca Y. What is the best way to accomplish that, you ask? Give them a FREE membership! That’s right, any first grader who comes to the YMCA of Ithaca will receive a FREE Youth Membership, which won’t expire until August 2013 (WOW - that’s a $100 value!!). If you have any questions, please contact the Y at 607-257-0101 or email usatinfo@ithacaymca.com. See You Soon!

**Please note, in their message, there is a coupon mentioned, but not attached to the message. I highly recommend contacting the Y to get the complete information before heading in to get your first grader's membership.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Back to School and Ellis Hollow Fair

Area schools begins this week! Be sure to drive safely and be on the look out for buses and pedestrians. Hope everyone has a great school year.

A wonderful way to celebrate your first week back is by spending Saturday afternoon at the Ellis Hollow Fair! This year marks the 60th annual fair, an old fashion country fair full of kids games, a white elephant sale, music, pie and a quilt raffle. It's super fun and admission is free! Saturday, September 8, from 12-5. See you there!