So here we are and our time is rapidly heading toward Christmas and New Years. Wow! So this is what age feels like! I swear it was just here yesterday! Well, Rockhoppers has some things going on this month to help bring in the season (don't we always?).
You will note that tomorrow is the WIWA Open House here and their program will feature Connie Dawson, co-author of How Much Is Enough?: Everything You Need to Know to Steer Clear of Overindulgence and Raise Likeable, Responsible, and Respectful Children. Dawson’s book, co-authored by Jean Illsley Clarke and David Bredehoft, gives parents the insight and advice they need to parent in an effective and loving way and put their children on track for a happy and successful life. The book is based on solid, groundbreaking research involving 1,200 parents and their children, and, as Dawson’s talk will point out, could be useful in helping parents re-think Christmas present buying.
All writers are invited to attend the Holiday Open House from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and everyone is asked to bring an unwrapped new children’s book to be donated to the Holiday House project sponsored by the Readiness to Learn Foundation of Island County. Members are reminded that there are many children’s authors in the Association and their books would make excellent presents. Whidbey Island Association membership information is available at the meeting and an on-line calendar of all Association activities can be found at www.writeonwhidbey.org. Contact Donna Hood at 360-341-1860 with questions. Other Tuesdays of the month, writers are invited to meet, write, critique and eat at the Rockhopper. An open mic is available for writers who wish to videotape their work for airing on www.ferryfolk.com.
This Saturday Rockhoppers welcomes back Eddie McGeHee. Eddie is doing a wonderful old fashioned Christmas Song Sing-A-Long. It starts at 7:00 and we would love to have as many voices as can fill our room! Please join us as we welcome in the Christmas Season.
I will be sending more about events as they come up but suffice it to say we are having some great entertainers again this month and their is dinner preceding each event. Reservations are required for the dinner.
I will also be doing some story telling this month. On Wednesday afternoons beginning December 10th and going and each following Wednesday till December 24th at 3:00PM I will be reading some Christmas stories. Cookies will be here for the kids and the adults who wish to participate. Please come join me as it is very hard to read out loud to an empty space.
Perhaps one of the biggest events this month is the Santa Breakfast. Rockhoppers will be hosting Breakfast with Santa on Saturday December 13th. The breakfast will begin at 8:00AM and Santa will arrive for pictures at 10:00AM. Pictures of Santa with pets can be done at 12:00PM. but all pets must remain outside of the restaurant so pics will be done outside. This is Rockhoppers first time doing this breakfast and we are hoping that everyone will enjoy the opportunity to participate in this event. Edit: Santa is moving this event to Saturday, December 20th, due to scheduling conflicts.
Well I guess that is enough for this post. I will catch up to you later.
Getting Ready for Christmas on Whidbey Island.