"Hi! Trying to inform more local moms of another good site, if you are interested in swapping items you no longer need/use for things you do want, check it out!
"That is great that you stayed in contact with SH. I continue to send my annual Christmas card, but haven't been back. I am still at the Barber Institute (where I went after SH). I took a new position there upon returning from my maternity leave…"
I do visit SH often. I still see some of the girls a lot, Actually, Elizabeth and I are really close and I see her a lot. I really developed a lot of friendships there. I have Lydia signed up on the waiting list. I took a break a few…"
"I am great! How about you? Do you still see any of the girls from SH? I still get together with a few, not sure if they were before you or not though. I also see Elizabeth b/c she's married to my cousin. Actually we bowl in the same league…"
"Hi Nina. Wasn't sure it was you until I saw where you worked. How is everything going for you I can't believe Ayden is 13 months old! Do you know about the event this thursday for Shriner's? We will be having one too at the Cookie…"
Hi Nina. Wasn't sure it was you until I saw where you worked. How is everything going for you I can't believe Ayden is 13 months old! Do you know about the event this thursday for Shriner's? We will be having one too at the Cookie Mug. And I'm organizing about 3 other separate events in Erie to support to keep Shriner's here, Check out the website, www.saveourshriners.org, and pass it on to other families that go to Shriner's.
I do visit SH often. I still see some of the girls a lot, Actually, Elizabeth and I are really close and I see her a lot. I really developed a lot of friendships there. I have Lydia signed up on the waiting list. I took a break a few summers ago to babysit some kids from SH but then I realized how much I missed teaching! Then I had Lydia and now I stay home with her. I really love being a stay at home momma and am working on getting my Master's in Reading. I have one more year to go plus a clinical this summer, which will be enough to keep me busy!
CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW AND BAKE SALE: Saturday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 4376 West Lake Road; crafts, Greek foods. Cost: Free admission. Info: 838-8808.
Celebrating Erie Arts & Culture: Saturday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Experience Children's Museum, 420 French St.; performances of "Honk" by Erie Playhouse performers throughout the day, visit with Musical Petting Zoo from the Erie Philharmonic, learn about Erie history and Flagship Niagara, more. Cost: $7. Info:www.eriechildrensmuseum.org.
Painting the Penguins: Saturday, Nov. 7, 6-8 p.m.; Erie Zoo, 423 W. 38th St.; paint a penguin on canvas with a real penguin as your guide; for adults. Cost: $30; $28 members; registration required. Info: www.eriezoo.org, 864-4091.
Welcoming Winter Wildlife: Saturday, Nov. 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Asbury Woods Nature Center, 4105 Asbury Road; learn how to make your backyard more welcoming to winter wildlife. Cost: $5; $3 members. Info: www.asburywoods.org.
'HONK!': Fridays, Nov. 13 and 20, 7 p.m.; Saturdays, Nov. 14 and 21, 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sundays, Nov. 15 and 22, 2 p.m.; Erie Playhouse, 13 W. 10th St.; Youtheatre performs adaptation of "The Ugly Duckling." Cost: $14. Info: 454-2852, Ext. 0,www.erieplayhouse.org.
WQLN Holiday Craft Show: Friday, Nov. 13, 1-6 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14 and 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Rainbow Gardens, Waldameer Park & Water World; more than 100 local crafters, free pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, entertainment by Erie County Clarinet Choir. Cost: One day, $3.50; weekend pass, $5; children younger than 12, free. Info: www.wqln.org.
Parents Night Out: Friday, Nov. 13, 6-9 p.m.; Erie Zoo, 423 W. 38th St.; drop children ages 4 to 12 at the zoo for pizza dinner, games, movie, carousel rides and a walk on zoo grounds. Cost: $18 per child; $15 per child for members; each additional child from the same family, $15; $11 members; preregistration required. Info: www.eriezoo.org, 864-4091.
Erie Zoo Animal Art Show, Sale: Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21 and 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Erie Zoo, 423 W. 38th St.; small animal painting demonstrations; purchase framed art and other items painted by zoo animals. Cost: Free admission for patrons who enter through the Education Entrance. Info: www.eriezoo.org.