Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tell a Story Day April 27, 2017

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Tell a Story Day
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Tell a Story Day is celebrated in the United States, Scotland and the United Kingdom. The aim of the day to get participants telling, sharing and listening to each others stories. It is a celebration of the art of oral storytelling in all of its many forms, whether it be fiction or non-fiction, a tall tale, or folklore. The stories may be told from memory or from a book. Events can be held in community centres, churches, homes and gardens, hospitals, libraries, schools or more unusual venues!
The origin of the day is unknown, but there is surely a story to tell about it – maybe you can make one up for the next Tell a Story Day
thanks, Shelley
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Word of the Day

exothermic 


Definition:(adjective) Releasing heat.
Synonyms:heat-releasingexothermal
Usage:Scientists use a calorimeter to measure the amount of heat released during an exothermic reaction.

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Idiom of the Day

in the pocket of (someone)

 — Under the direct control or influence of someone or some group. 

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History

US President Abraham Lincoln Suspends Habeas Corpus (1861)

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In law, habeas corpus is a writ ordering that a person be brought before a judge, especially to decide whether a prisoner's detention is lawful. Its suspension means that prisoners can be held indefinitely without being charged. During the US Civil War, President Lincoln suspended habeas corpus to arrest and silence Southern dissenters. A legal battle ensued, and Lincoln prevailed.

Ulysses S. Grant (1822)

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Though he served with bravery in the Mexican-American War, Grant resigned his post several years later, possibly due to his heavy drinking. However, he returned to serve in the US Civil War and won a string of brilliant victories. Three years after Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered to him, ending the war, Grant was elected president. Still, he spent his final years in poverty after being swindled by a friend.

Buccaneer Days

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During Buccaneer Days, the city of Corpus Christi, Texas, by proclamation of the mayor, is under pirate rule. What began in 1938 to honor the discovery of Corpus Christi Bay by Spanish explorer Alonzo Alvarez Pineda in 1519 has become a month-long carnival, calling to mind the days when the settlement was a hideaway for pirates. Pirates sail into town, capture the mayor, and demand revelry throughout the city. Events include a professional rodeo, sailboat regattas, parades, sporting events, concerts, a coronation and ball, and fireworks on the bay front.

This Caterpillar Digests Plastic. Could It Help Save the Environment?

Federica Bertocchini, a biologist at Spain's Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria and a hobbyist beekeeper, used a common plastic shopping bag to collect pests called wax worms. 
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This caterpillar digests plastic. Could it help save the environment?

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1880 - Francis Clarke and M.G. Foster patented the electrical hearing aid. 

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1897 - Grant's Tomb was dedicated. 

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1938 - Geraldine Apponyi married King Zog of Albania. She was the first American woman to become a queen. 

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1946 - The SS African Star was placed in service. It was the first commercial ship to be equipped with radar. 

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1947 - "Babe Ruth Day" was celebrated at Yankee Stadium. 

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1965 - "Pampers" were patented by R.C. Duncan. 

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1967 - In Montreal, Prime Minister Lester Pearson lighted a flame to open Expo 67. 

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2005 - The A380, the world's largest jetliner, completed its maiden flight. The passenger capability was 840. 

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2006 - In New York, NY, construction began on the 1,776-foot One World Trade Center on the site of former World Trade Center. 

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DAILY SQU-EEK


If You Were Born Today, April 27
You are poised and come across as calm and refined. You are not easy to get close to, and much of your nature remains a mystery to others. Nevertheless, you are charming and others tend to respect you. You are extremely observant and generally think before you speak, and you are a great listener. Famous people born today: Jack Klugman, Coretta Scott King, Ulysses S. Grant, Sheena Easton, William Moseley.
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READERS INFO
1.

Oxford May Music 2017

Apr 26 - May 1, 2017 

The Church of St John the Evangelist
St John the Evangelist, Iffley Road
Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford May Music is a unique combination of science, music and art. The annual event boasts wide-ranging programs of lectures and world-class chamber music performances over the course of multiple days in the spring.

further information: Oxford May Music Festival

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Oklahoma City Festival of The Arts 2017

Apr 25-30, 2017 | Oklahoma City, OK 

Bicentennial Park
500 Couch Dr 
Oklahoma City, OK
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Oklahoma City Festival of The Arts was founded in 1967 and the city’s communal celebration of visual, performing and culinary arts. Admission is free and pets are not allowed. There are plenty of children’s activities to keep little ones entertained. Almost 300 performers take the stage to deliver a fun night of music and dance. Art lovers can browse stalls stacked with photography, glass work, paintings, ceramics and more.

further information: Festival of the Arts 2017

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ART COLOGNE 2017

Apr 26-29, 2017 

Koelnmesse GmbH

Messeplatz 1 

Köln, Germany

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Art Cologne brings top-quality 20th and 21st century works of art from hundreds of leading galleries around the world to Cologne, Germany, for four days of viewing and enjoyment. Whether you’re an art lover or collector, this event offers modern and contemporary pieces across a wide range of styles and price points. Art Cologne offers four days of special exhibitions, prizes and a variety of other high-caliber events.

further information: Date and opening times | artcologne

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Pictures of the day

Lidder Valley
A view of the Lidder Valley at Pahalgam. This valley, found in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India, is a Himalayan sub-valley that forms the northeastern corner of the Vale of Kashmir. In the center is the Lidder River.

THE GLASS BOTTOMED POOL LETS YOU ADMIRE 
THE GROUND 500 FEET BELOW

Check out the sky pool on the rooftop of the 40-story Market Square Tower in Houston



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Baby's ROMPER (you might have to register)
Cotton romper for baby by Lang Yarns

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Flatter Yourself pattern by Insa Ka
A close-fitting, short sleeved bamboo sweater with contrasting coin stitch sleeves. The long body, gathered shoulders and boat neck make for a flattering fit.
Preview by Yahoo

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THE VICAR'S FALSE TEETH
Pastor goes to the dentist for a set of false teeth. The first Sunday after he gets his new teeth, he talks for only eight minutes.

The second Sunday, he talks for only ten minutes. The following Sunday, he talks for 2 hours and 48 minutes.

The congregation had to mob him to get him down from the pulpit and They asked him what happened.

The Pastor explains the first Sunday his gums hurt so bad he couldn't talk for more than 8 minutes.
The second Sunday his gums hurt too much he couldn't talk for more than 10 minutes.
But, the third Sunday, he put his wife's teeth in by mistake and he couldn't shut up...

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RECIPE
thanks, Shelley

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CROCKPOT RECIPE
thanks, Anita

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SWEETS
thanks, Vicky
COPY CAT CINNA <3 BON Recipe! These taste exactly like the cinnamon rolls I love to get at the mall except even better because they're homemade!

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ADULT COLORING


Free Printable Coloring Pages for Summer - Crab


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CRAFTS
Creative Idea
23 Cute and Simple DIY Home Crafts Tutorials

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CHILDREN'S CORNER ... craft
Make Your Own Matchbox Doll  - March 24, 2016

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PUZZLE
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Dragonfly Lily Jigsaw Puzzle

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WORD SEARCH


always
anchor
assortment

bench
blink

cane
cease
comet
compel
elan
energy
enter
erase

fable
flits
force
guard
gutter
gymnastics

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knock

major
moon
murmur
package
paint
pause
postage
promote

roams
sanitary
sideways
site
stern

timid
triumph

vital


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QUOTE
When Time is spent, Eternity begins. - Helen Hunt Jackson

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Buddha was not fat - Siddhartha Gautama fasted for 49 days on six grains of rice a day!-------------------- The Cameron Park Zoo in Waco, Texas, set up a gift registry for an expecting orangutan couple. It even included a Dolly Parton CD! Submitted by Dan Paulun, W. Lafayette, OH.------------------ Between 1890 and 1910, heroin was used to treat coughing children.

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CLEVER
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thanks, Wren
One morning a husband returns after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap.

Although not familiar with the lake, his wife decides to take the boat out. She motors out a short distance, anchors and reads her book.

Along comes a game warden in his boat. He pulls up alongside the woman and says, “Good morning, Ma’am. What are you doing?”

“Reading a book,” she replies, thinking, Isn’t that obvious?

“You’re in a Restricted Fishing Area,” he informs her.

“I’m sorry, officer, but I’m not fishing. I’m reading.”

“Yes, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment. I’ll have to take you in and write you up.”

“If you do that, I’ll have to charge you with sexual assault,” says the woman.

“But I haven’t even touched you,” says the game warden.

“That’s true, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment.”

“Have a nice day, ma’am,” the game warden replied, and he left.

Never mess with a woman that reads because there’s good reason to believe she thinks as well!



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