Friday, October 31, 2014

Giving Thanks Giveaway November 1 -30

It is time for Giving Thanks!

Now is the time when friends and families get together to give thanks for all the wonderful things they've been given throughout the year. We Three Moms (Anderson's Angels, The Joy of Mama Joyner and The More The Merrier), are so very thankful for our families and everything we have, we've joined with over 100 other wonderful bloggers, to bring you another huge giveaway event! One winner will take home all of the prizes we've managed to put together (it's almost $600 in prizes!) for The Giving Thanks Giveaway!
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Karina Dresses Halloween Sale

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Karina Dresses was founded in 2007, based upon fashion industry veteran, Karina Cousineau's, vision of creating dresses for every woman. She knew there was a real need for a fashion line that makes every body (and everybody) feel and look great no matter what shape or size. A line that made every woman feel like a Frockstar™. Handmade in New York from limited edition fabrics, Karina Dresses creates a custom collection that is both classic and fashion-forward. Through a deep dialogue with retailers and direct clients, Karina takes a “slow fashion” approach, patiently nurturing dresses with artisanal attention to fit, fabric and construction.


Funny Friday - You know Who I'm Talking About

 Me -

My sister and I were playing Hide and Seek with our younger cousins. My little cousin kept calling me Maria the whole night. At one point, she went over to her mother and said "I can't find Maria." 

"Maria?" asked her mother. "Who is Maria?"

"Maria!" repeated my little cousin waving her arms around in the air for emphasis. "You know! My cousin, Maria."

Mom -

When Aurella was little when she would get an idea in her head, and you could not get it out. She decided that the mouse in Tom and Jerry was named "Sammy" and not "Jerry". "Like my friend, Sammy." she would say.  She also decided that Xanadu in the movie and Broadway musical Xanadu was a person and not a place. "Let play, Xanadu, Mommy." she would say, "You be Xanadu, and I'll be Kira."

Tune in tomorrow for a Saturday Special.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

The New York Historical Society Museum

We were not financially compensated for this post. We did receive free tickets to the museum for review purposes. All opinions expressed here are our own based on our experience.

Me - The New York Historical Society, wow! My favorite part of the museum was the DiMenna Children's History Museum. It had a lot of interactive exhibits. There was an electronic baseball game. You could either be the pitcher or the batter. It was really hard, but it was fun. There was quiz game. It had different subjects. You could pick one. You answered questions if you answered enough right you won a bracelet. My sister and I both won. They also had a library with a ton of books. Aside from the Dimenna Children's History Museum, there were several other sections of the New York Historical Society. There was a special exhibit on Madeline. It was mostly pictures. They also had some of the books that you could read. In another part of the museum there was a lot of artwork. It bored my sister and I. There was an exhibit of objects related to New York City. It included a bagel, a takeout coffee cup, and a door covered with graffiti. That exhibit was really cool. There was also an exhibit on Chinese people in America. I thought it was interesting. It was mostly about immigration. We learned about immigration back in second grade. We even had immigration day. I also once saw an American Citizenship ceremony at a baseball stadium. All in all, most of the museum was interesting and some of it was fun.

Mom - We had a good time at the New York Historical society. My girls really enjoyed the DiMenna Children's History Museum. In addition to the activities discussed in yesterday's review post, they also enjoyed learning about money and how the different states all used to have different systems of money, viewing pictures of famous New York locations as they as there are now and as they used to be in a previous century, and playing a fun video baseball game among other things. We could easily have spent a lot more time there if we were not on such a tight schedule the day we visited. We also really enjoyed the exhibit on A Brief History of New York through 101 objects. It had a good blend of objects to stir quite a mix of emotions at least for me. I felt nostalgic at seeing items, such as, a subway token and a pink rubber ball. I felt amusement at seeing such objects as a food takeout container and a bagel. Although I agree these things are very New York, it just felt funny to see them in a museum. I even felt sadness in seeing items, such as, dust from the World Trade Center. A Brief History of New York seen through 101 Objects will be at the museum through November 30. I also enjoyed the exhibit on Chinese Exclusion/Inclusion. It shed light on a topic I personally knew little about. For instance, while I knew that people of Japanese descent were detained in camps during World War II, I never knew that even before that there was a time when people of Chinese descent were detained in camps and kept from immigrating fully into America.I would have liked to spend more time and go more carefully through the exhibit, however at that point in our visit we were pressed for time, and my younger daughter was getting restless. The Chinese Exclusion/Inclusion exhibit will be appearing through April 19, 2015. We also enjoyed the exhibit on Ludwig Bemelmans. The girls especially loved looking nostalically through his Madeline books which have always been a favorite in our house. I found it especially interesting to find out that Mr. Bemelemans had actually written other books besides the Madeline books. I would have loved to have had more time to look through some of the other books. Unfortunately, I will be unable to since even if I return to theNew York Historical Society Museum in the future, the Ludwig Bemelmans was only open through October 19 and is now closed. However, I am sure there will be other exhibits that are just as interesting opening soon or some time in the future.
And that's our view. What objects do you think of when you think of New York?

Tune in tomorrow for Funny Friday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Where-To-Go Wednesday - The New York Historical Society Museum

We were not financially compensated for this post. We were given free tickets to the museum for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own based on our experience.

What: The New York Historical Society

Where: 170 Central Park West
            New York, New York

Who: All ages
Our view: The New York Historical Society Museum is like two museums in one. The main part of the museum consists of a permanent collection and changing exhibits. The permanent collection is known as the Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture and is currently closed for renovation. It is expected to reopen some time around December, 2016. The temporary exhibits currently appearing are an Chinese American Exclusion/Inclusion, A Brief History of New York through 101 Objects and and an art exhibit. Of these, the most interesting to children is the New York exhibit. I mean where else can you see  objects, such as, a bagel, a black and white cookie, a subway token and a graffiti covered door displayed in a museum? This exhibit will only be appearing until November 30, 2014 so if you want to see it you need to go within the next month or so. The other part of the museum is the DiMenna Children's History Museum. That part of the museum is extremely interactive and lots of fun for children of all ages and maybe even some adults too. Exhibits here include the following: A baseball exhibit where children can feel the difference in bats, balls, bases etc. used in the modern baseball era and those used in an earlier era. A history quiz where children can choose a topic and answer multiple choice questions about it and even possibly win a prize. A voting booth where children can pretend to vote and learn about what groups were once excluded from voting. There is also a large library of books as part of the museum with bench seating all around where children can sit and read or just leaf through a book if they would like. For more information go to http://www.nyhistory.org/.

And that's our view. Tune in to tomorrow Talking Topics for more about the New York Historical Society Museum.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tips for Tuesday - Misc.: Seventeen Magazine and Kidecal Labels

While we were not financially compensated for this post, we were given some of the products discussed here for free for review purposes. This post also may contain affiliate links. However, any and all opinions expressed here are our own based on our experiences.
 
Me - Today  I am recommending Seventeen Magazine. I don't know why I started getting Seventeen I don't remember subscribing to it, but I love it. There are great articles. There's great advice. There are things that they tell you which you can buy that don't cost a lot of money. They have contests. They have sweepstakes. They give great tips and advice. They recommend a lot of products, web-sites, apps. and a whole bunch of cool things. Any preteen or tween will love it.

Mom - Today I am recommending Kidecal labels. These labels are amazing!  They stick fast and hold tight and stay there. We really put them to the test and they came through with flying colors.

Here is a Kidecal label that has been put through the dishwasher:

Here is a Kidecal label that been put through the microwave:

Here is a Kidecal label that has been through the washing machine:
We ran Kidecal labels through both hot and cold water in the washing machine and they all came out looking perfect. We also poured water on them and they remained intact. While it is possible to cut the labels with a pair of scissors, we could not do it with our bare hands. Any label that can stand up to all that is certainly a label that can stand up to just about anything. I would highly recommend Kidecal labels for all your labeling needs. For more information or to order Kidecal labels of your own go to http://kidecals.com//

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.

Karina Dresses Ruby Dress Sale 10/28-10/29

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Monthly Mash-up October, 2014: Me: Boys Meets World/ Mom: School and Fun

Me - My topic for this month is Boy Meets World and Girl Meets World. They are the best shows ever other than How I Met Your Mother. The are basically the exact same show. Every plot from Girl Meet World was a plot in Boy Meets World. Ever character in Girl Meet World relates to a character in Boy Meets World. They both have amazing characters and are hilarious and the plots are good. Even in the most serious scenes they find a way to make it serious but still make it fun. I don't have a favorite character in Boy Meets World. In Girl Meets World, I like the character of Riley best. She is just like me. We are like the same person. We have so much in common. There isn't actually a character in either show that I don't like. I don't have a favorite episode. I love every episode of both shows. My sister loves Girl Meets World too. It's her favorite. I would definitely recommend both of these shows.

Mom - My topic for this month is about school and fun. Of course, school is a place for learning and should be, but shouldn't there be time for fun too? It seems like there is less and less of that these days at least in the schools my daughter have attended. When I was a kid, we had school plays almost every year. Nowadays, my older daughter never had a school play and my younger daughter was once in a play. However, it wasn't even on the stage it was in her classroom, and only my husband and I were able to go see it and not her sister or her grandparents or anybody else. When I was a kid, we went on at least one class trip a year. Nowadays, my daughters don't even go on one class trip a year, and they certainly never go on more than one class trip a year. We used to be allowed to have birthday parties  in school and bring cupcakes. Now, they have a monthly party for all the kids in the school who have a birthday in a particular month and there are no cupcakes involved. I understand that they are concerned about childhood obesity, and I don't have a problem with that. However, every kid should have a day to feel special, and it doesn't really feel all that special when you're celebrating your birthday with a bunch of other kids. The way birthday celebrations in school are now, my kids don't (or didn't) even look forward to them that much. Up to now, other celebrations still involved food. The emphasis was on healthy food, but there is nothing wrong with that. That still left plenty of options. Now, in my daughter's school they have decided that there are too many allergies, there will be no more bringing in food for parties either each person can bring in there own special snack or they don't get to eat at the party.  First of all, I think this actually increases the chance of kids coming in contact with something they are allergic to because it is not like we are given a list of foods to avoid or anything. Second of all, it puts pressure on the parents to  remember to give their child something extra that day or have them feel left out. Third of all, I don't think it is all that special at all to have an extra snack. Besides, what is a party without food? One extra snack does not make it a party. I feel sorry for my daughters. I really do. I mean I don't know if it is like this everywhere, but in our town they really know how to suck the fun out of school. I'm grateful that I went to school when I did when school was still allowed to be fun, I 'm glad I don't go now.

And that's our view. What's on your mind?

Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sunday Special - Coming Soon - The Love Note, A New Off Broadway Musical

What: The Love Note

Where: The Actors Temple Theatre
            339 West 47th St.
            New York, New York

When: Opening November 11, 2014

THE LOVE NOTE finds young Jessie at a new school where she attempts to navigate the lunchroom bullies, tween fashionistas and a new crush. Jessie's lonely school lunches are heartened by the tiny pink love note her mother packs into her brown paper bag each day, but once chief-bully Brittany bites into her snatched sandwich, Jessie knows she’s in trouble. Facing the challenge with her magical friend Airy, they concoct a spicy strategy to help Jessie stand up for herself. THE LOVE NOTE explores the trials of being the new kid, learning the ropes of self-reliance and survival techniques that carry into adulthood.

Featuring the creative talents of:

Gail Phaneuf - Writer
(award winning writer and director of many works including Monsters! The Musical)
Russell Garrett - Director
Rachel Ziering - Musical Director
Josh Iocavelli - Set Designer 
Carol Sherry  - Costume Designer
Josh Danzig  - Lighting Designer

We will be talking more about The Love Note in future posts.

Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

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Galli Theater's Children's Fairy Tale Productions

 What:
 
         Rapunzel - November, 2014
   
         Snow White - December, 2014

         The Snow Queen - January, 2015
 
Where: Galli Theater (at the Gloria Maddox Theater)
             151 West 26th Street, 7th Floor
             New York, NY 

When: 2:00 PM Saturdays and Sundays

Who: Ages 4 and up

Galli Theater's interactive children's fairy tales productions are filled with music and songs. All shows are on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 PM. The box office opens at 1:30 PM on show days.  After Saturday shows, children are able to participate in an interactive workshop.  Show birthday parties and workshop birthday parties  are both available.For more information or to find out how to order tickets or to plan a birthday party go to www.gallitheaterny.com.We will also be talking more about Galli Theater in future posts.

Tune in tomorrow for a Sunday Special.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Funny Friday - It's Not Yours


Me-

When my sister was little, one day when we had a friend over the house, every time they picked up a toy of hers she would say "Mine!" and take it away. Every time, they picked up a toy of mine to play with, she would take it away and say "Melia's!"

Mom -

When Melia was little, her friend came to visit. She wouldn't let him play with any of her toys. Every time, I gave him something to play with she would grab it out of his hands.

We welcome you to share your funny stories with us.  Tune in tomorrow for a Saturday Special.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Big the Musical

We were not financially compensated for this post. We were given free tickets to Big the Musical for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own based on our experience.
 
 Me- Big the musical, wow! Big was incredibly hilarious. It was amazing how much they could do with so few props.  I wish they had a really giant piano though. The singing was great. The cast was wonderful. My favorite was Kerry Butler who played Susan. I have loved her since I saw her as Kyra in Xanadu. John Tartaglia was so believeable as a 13 year old boy. Hadyn Wall who played Josh as a young boy looked much younger than 13, however. He looked about 9. He was still a good actor though although not as good Jeremy Todd Shinder who played his best friend Billy. Jeremy was great. He was a very good actor. He is very talented. He also happens to be the voice of the dog, Budderball in Superbuddies, my sister's favorite movie so now she is in heaven because not only did we see him in a show, but we stood next to him in an elevator. I liked the storyline of the show except for the ending I hated the end, but I don't want to spoil it. I had never actually seen the movie Big so I didn't know how it was going to end before I saw the show. It was happy, but it wasn't completely happy, and I wasn't happy. The songs were really good too. I liked that the show was in a small theater. It made me feel really close to the actors. I definitely would go see another York Theatre Company show.

Mom -  I always liked the movie Big starring Tom Hanks, but I wasn't quite sure how it would work as musical. Still, I looked forward to seeing it. I was not disappointed. Big was a very entertaining show. It had hilarious comedy. It had moments of drama. It had  good music although I have to admit I didn't remember any of the songs within a few days of seeing the show. They were good enough that I would want to listen to them again though. It had talented actors and actresses with beautiful singing voices. I especially loved the two leads; Kerry Butler as Susan Lawrence and John Tartaglia as grown up Josh. The very put together Susan (at least in the first act) was kind of  a stretch  for Kerry. She usually plays much more flaky characters like Kyra in Xanadu and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors Of course, Kerry showed she was more than up to the task of taking on the role and was wonderful as always. We love her. We would go see her even if all she was doing was reading out of the dictionary. John Tartaglia was great too. Not for one minute did I doubt that his character was a 13 year old boy trapped in an adult body. I think he may even have been better than Tom Hanks in the role. The supporting cast was great too especially Jeremy Todd Shiner as Josh's best friend, Billy and my younger daughter is totally thrilled that now she has seen the actor who was the voice of Budderball in Superbuddies, her favorite movie, in a show. It was also a privilege to have seen  lyricist, Richard Maltby Jr. performing in his own show. All in all the show had everything you could want in a Broadway show. So what was missing? A ton of props? Showy sets?  Fancy costumes? Intricately choreographed dance numbers?  This show didn't need any of that. In fact, having seen this version I can't imagine how it could have been any good when it originally ran on Broadway with all of that overkill. Some shows need all of that. Some shows don't. That's why I'm glad there are Musicals in Mufti which gives us a chance to see some of these shows in their natural state without all the trapping, the way they should be seen. I really enjoyed my first experience seeing a Musical in Mufti. I can't wait for my next one.

And that's our view. When is the last time you saw a show or movie that really surprised you in a good way?

Tune in tomorrow for Funny Friday.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Musicals in Mufti

We were not financially compensated for this post. We were given free tickets to Big the Musical for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own based on our experience.
 

What: Musicals in Mufti

Where: York Theatre Company
             The Theatre at St. Peters
             619 Lexington Avenue
             New York, New York

When:

Big the Musical     A Time for Singing                         Saturday Night                      My Favorite Year
Ended Oct 19      Oct 25-26, Oct 29-31,Nov 1-2      Nov 8-9, Nov 12-16           Dec 5-7

Who: All ages 
(some shows may be more suitable for young children than others; check the York Theatre web-site at http://www.yorktheatre.org/ for further information about any of the above shows)

Our view: Imagine if you could experience theater as intimate as community theater with the talent level of Broadway Theater. Well with Musicals in Mufti you can. Musicals in Mufti are dressed down productions of major musicals that maybe didn't do as well as they should have when the originally ran on Broadway. When we first heard about these hows while we were intrigued, we had our doubts. Shows with very little sets and very little costumes and with the actors actually walking around with scripts in their hands, it doesn't sound very impressive, does it? Well throw any preconceived notions, you may have based on this description right out the window. We can honestly say our experience seeing the Musicals in Mufti production of Big was one of the best theater experiences we  have ever had. First of all these are not second rate productions starring a cast of completely unknowns. Big starred Kerry Butler, well known for such roles as Kyra in Xanadu, Penny in Hairspray, and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors among other things and John Tartaglia, well known for Avenue Q and the TV show Johnny and the Sprites among other things. While Kerry and John were excellent in their roles (John was particularly believable as a 13 year old trapped in an adult body), the rest of the cast was equally as talented. Also, just because there is not as much movement and major choreography as in a major Broadway production does not mean the cast stands around stiffly in front of microphones reciting their lines. Also, even though the cast carried around scripts, they were all very well prepared and rarely even looked at their scripts. All in all, the show was well acted, well sung and just generally enjoyable. Unfortunately, however, Musicals in Mufti productions have very short runs and the show which we were fortunate enough to see, Big the Musical, has already closed. However, we would definitely recommend seeing one of their shows when and if you have the opportunity, and we would definitely go again ourselves. For the season's schedule of shows see above or go to http://www.yorktheatre.org/ for more information or to find out how to order tickets. We will try to keep you posted as much as we can about future Musicals in Mufti productions.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for more about Musicals in Mufti and their production of Big.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tips for Tuesday - TV Shows: Boy Meet World and United Stuff of America

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Me -Today I am recommending Boys Meets World. Boy Meets World is the absolute best show ever except for Girl Meets World and How I Met Your Mother. It is hilarious. I love the acting. I love the storylines. I love everything about it.
Mom- Today I am recommending United Stuff of America. If you like history, you will like this show. If you like interesting artifacts, you will like this show. This show takes seemingly ordinary objects and tells you what they have to do with important people and/or events in American History. In this series, you will learn not only what the object is and its significance in history, but where it is located now, and may be even some other interesting facts. Every episode has a different theme which keeps things from getting boring since they are not constantly covering the same ground. Also, if a topic doesn't interest you one week, maybe the next week's topic will interest you.  Topics covered so far have included shocking crimes, snack food technology, the mob, and presidents. Objects covered have included a ladder used in one of America's most notorious crimes, TV dinners, and a cane that stopped  a  presidential assassination. All in all, it's a fun and engaging show to watch.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To Go Wednesday.


Monday, October 20, 2014

10 Annoying Celebrities

Me - Most annoying celebrities, not wow! Here are five of the most annoying celebrities in no particular order.
1) Justin Bieber - He does not have a good voice. He is always getting into trouble. He sings like a girl and he used to look like a girl. People who get discovered on YouTube should be a little more humble and grateful. I wish he would go back to Canada but then I would feel bad for the Canadians.
2) All of the Kardashians - They are everywhere. They are into everything. They are famous for nothing so what makes them an expert on everything? Why would would you want to take advice from people who are not experts on anything? I don't have anything against their brother, however. He was an okay dancer on Dancing With the Stars. Also, he does not claim to be an expert on everything and stays out of the spotlight more than the rest of them.
3) Bristol Palin - She is also famous for nothing. She's famous just because her mother is famous. All she did was have a baby out of wedlock and that gets her on Dancing With the Stars. If she can be on Dancing With the Stars, for that maybe I can be on Dancing With the Stars for having been in the spelling bee back when I was in 4th grade.
4) Kate Gosselin - She is another person who is famous for having kids. She didn't even get along with her partner Tony on Dancing With the Stars. He is super nice and gets along with everyone.
5)  Erin Andrews - There was no reason to replace Brooke Burke-Charvet on Dancing With the Stars with her. Besides, her voice annoys me.

Mom - Five More Annoying Celebrities
6) Donald Trump - It is okay to not like the President of the United States. However, you should not be disrespectful to the President of the United States. Donald Trump is always being disrespectful to the President and accusing him of things.
7) Kanye West - He is extremely full of himself. I still can't believe what he did to poor Taylor Swift at that award show a few years ago. It is fitting that he is married to a Kardashian because they are equally annoying. How could they saddle their baby with a name like North West? It is enough that she is their child does she have to have a name that is a target for teasing?
8) Miley Cyrus - Never was there anybody who was so anxious to shed their reputation as a a Disney Channel kid. She went from Best of Both Worlds to twerking. It seems like most of what she does is just because she is trying to get attention. Well, there are better ways to get attention.
9) Lindsay Lohan - She was such a cute and talented kid. She had  so much potential. Now, she is more well know for all the trouble she is always getting into than her acting. She could do so much more if she ever really got her life together.
10) Kirstie Alley - I don't care that her weight fluctuates. It annoys me that she waited until Patrick Swayze died to claim that they had an affair while making North and South. Whether they did or didn't is irrelevant. What matters is that he was not around to defend, deny and/or give his side of things. Besides, why do that to his widow?

And that's our view. What celebrity  really annoys you?

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Barbar 2600 Titanium-Ionic Flat Iron Giveaway



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Sponsor: barbar

The barbar 2600 Titanium-Ionic Flat Iron can be used on wet or dry hair to reduce styling time without damaging hair due to ionic ventilation holes that help seal in moisture. Equipped with 1-½” titanium plates and a maximum temperature setting of 450°F, this professional styling tool performs better and is kinder to your hair than ceramic or tourmaline flat irons, and can be used easily, effectively and quickly! You'll find the 2600 Flat Ironstraightens your hair beautifully, creating a sleek and shiny look!


Prize: barbar 2600 Titanium-Ionic Flat Iron Winners Choice of Black or White RV $180


Dates: 10/18-11/1


Open to: US Residents 18+


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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saturday Special - Camden Riversharks Announce 2015 Schedule

 The Camden Riversharks of the Atlantic Baseball League have announced their schedule for the 2015 season. Opening night will be on Friday May 1, 2015 at 7:05 PM. The first 1,000 fans at the opening game will recieve salt and pepper shakers courtesy of Campbells Soup.

Special days planned for the 2015 season include the following:

School Field Trip Games scheduled for:
Monday May 11
Wednesday May 20
Thursday May 28
Friday June 5

Camp Days scheduled for:
Thursday July 23
Wednesday July 29
Monday August 3

Fan Appreciation Weekend:
Friday September 11- Sunday September 13

For further information or to see the complete schedule go to http://riversharks.com/index.cfm.

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Tune in Monday for another Talking Topic.

Brylane Home Jewelry Organizer Giveaway 10/18-11/1

Brylane Home Jewelry Collection Organizer Giveaway
Sponsor: Brylane Home
Never misplace another piece of jewelry again. This unique Jewelry Organizer hangs from the wall or door back and keeps your entire collection in easy reach.
Dates: 10/18-11/1
Open to: US Residents 18+
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