Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A metal ring or cap placed around a pole or shaft for reinforcement or to prevent splitting.|
|Usage:||The walking stick was quite old, and the large brass ferrule at its tip was worn down and dented.|
Idiom of the Day
To become fully aware or cognizant of someone or something, especially if he, she, or it is suspicious, illegal, or malicious in nature or intention
Tennis Player Arthur Ashe Announces He Has AIDS (1992)
Ashe was the first African-American male to reach prominence in tennis and was thus a very public figure, even after his retirement, which followed a 1979 heart attack and quadruple-bypass surgery. In 1983, he contracted HIV from a blood transfusion during a second heart surgery. He kept it a secret until 1992, when a newspaper threatened to publish a story about his illness. His subsequent openness about AIDS helped combat the disease's stigma.
Sonja Henie (1912)
Henie began ice skating at the age of eight and won the first of six straight Norwegian figure-skating championships within two years. Starting in 1927, she won the world's figure-skating crown 10 straight years, the European title six times, and the Olympic gold medal three times. She introduced music and dance into free skating, greatly broadening its appeal, and turned professional in 1936, earning millions starring in films and ice shows.
|Hana Matsuri is a celebration of the Buddha's birthday, observed in Buddhist temples throughout Japan, where it is known as Kambutsue. The highlight of the celebration is a ritual known as kambutsue ("ceremony of 'baptizing' the Buddha"), in which a tiny bronze statue of the Buddha, standing in an open lotus flower, is anointed with sweet tea. People use a small bamboo ladle to pour the tea, made of hydrangea leaves, over the head of the statue. The custom is supposed to date from the seventh century, when perfume was used, as well as tea.|
Photographing a Black Hole: Historic Campaign Is Underway
The campaign to capture the first-ever image of a black hole has begun. From Wednesday Apr. 5 through Friday Apr. 14, astronomers will use a system of radio telescopes around the world to peer at the gigantic black hole at the center of the Milky Way...
1789 - The U.S. House of Representatives held its first meeting.
1834 - In New York City, Cornelius Lawrence became the first mayor to be elected by popular vote in a city election.
1873 - Alfred Paraf patented the first successful oleomargarine.
1947 - The first illustrated insurance policy was issued by the Allstate Insurance Company.
1975 - Frank Robinson of the Cleveland Indians became first black manager of a major league baseball team.
1986 - Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel, CA.
1992 - In Britain, the last issue of "Punch Magazine" was published.
2002 - Suzan-Lori Parks became the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for drama for her play "Topdog/Underdog."
Apr 7-9, 2017 | Santa Barbara, CA |
Those who are loyal to Burning Man and Coachella should see familiar faces at Lucidity. This music-and-art festival, whose name refers to those dreams that are so vivid they feel real, is good at getting people in such trancelike states that many leave this event feeling like their lives have been changed, or at least shifted, usually for the better.
further information: Lucidity Festival: Eudaimonia - Apr 7 - 9, 2017 - Santa Barbara, CA
Lewisville ColorPalooza: A Celebration of Spring
Apr 8, 2017 -- 10 - 5 PM
150 W. Church Street
If those lovely works of art on your parents’ refrigerator is any indication, it’s time to come out of retirement and show off your skills at the Lewisville ColorPalooza. You, fellow amateurs and skilled artists will give the dead remnants of winter a splash of color to celebrate the arrival of spring. Only the finest displays in paintings, sculptures, chalk art and other works of art can rejuvenate the scene before you.
further information: LEWISVILLECOLORPALOOZA.COM
Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin' Festival
Apr 8, 2017
Municipal Ave & Rose St, Sopchoppy, FL
The annual Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin' Festival is a community celebration set in the historic downtown district of Sopchoppy, Florida. The one-day extravaganza features a 5k fun run/walk, dozens of artisans and craftspeople showcasing their one-of-a-kind works, horseshoe championships, a bait-casting competition for kids, a queen pageant and live musical performances from legendary and emerging acts, all culminating in the Worm Grunters Ball.
further information: Worm Gruntin' Festival | Sopchoppy, FL
Tucson 2nd Saturdays Downtown
Apr 8, 2017 | Tucson, AZ
Tucson, Arizona, packs a lot of culture into an ever-growing city. Every second Saturday makes downtown a bustling area filled with entertaining live music, dozens of food trucks and restaurants to conquer a demanding stomach, plenty of shops to cough up a couple dollars at, activities for the children including movies and an abundance of stunning art to gaze at.
further information: 2nd Saturdays Downtown Tucson - Music, Entertainment, Food and Shopping Next Event
When a quarter was a decent allowance?
Aurelia aurita, popularly known as the moon jellyfish, is a widely studied species of the genus Aurelia. It is translucent, usually about 25–40 cm (10–16 in) in diameter, and can be recognized by its four horseshoe-shaped gonads, easily seen through the top of the bell. It feeds by collecting medusae, plankton, and mollusks with its tentacles, and bringing them into its body for digestion. Capable of only limited motion, it drifts with the current, even when swimming.
crochet - EASTER
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CHILDREN'S CORNER ... EASTER crafts
Create Colorful Yarn Wrapped Eggs
Have you dyed your Easter eggs yet? How about making these colorful yarn wrapped eggs instead! Check out the list of supplies, follow the instructions and give it a try.
What you need
To make these eggs you'll need:
1. Drained eggs
2. Colorful yarns
3. Craft glue
4. Craft paper
1. Drained eggs
2. Colorful yarns
3. Craft glue
4. Craft paper
Step-1: You can use egg of any size or color since the egg won’t be visible once wrapped entirely. You can also use store bought plastic Easter eggs. In case your using real egg I think it’s better to drain the egg. Make a small hole on the egg with anything sharp, drain the egg entirely and wash the inside of the egg carefully. After the egg dries take a small piece of paper, glue the area around the hole on the egg and stick the small paper on it to cover the hole.
Step-2: Before getting started select 5-6 colored yarns for the egg. Keep a nice color pattern for the egg. Start from any one side. Apply some craft glue on the egg, I started from the top. Take a yarn’s end without cutting it from the bundle. Start to wrap the yarn from the outer edge and wrap your way towards the center of the wrap. After reaching the center apply a drop of glue on the center, cut off extra yarn and press the end of the yarn on the glue.
Step-3: Take a different colored yarn and apply a small amount of glue below the first layer. Wrap the yarn and change color once you’re satisfied with the color. Remember to apply enough glue to wrap one color. Do not apply glue on the whole egg at once. Keep doing the same until you reach the other end of the egg.
Done! Use different colors to make more fun patterns. Enjoy!
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