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Thursday, July 11, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Nine SHRINE ALL STAR FOOTBALL JULY 27 The Iowa Shrine All- sports-minded Iowa lected for eachsquad. The Star Football Game willbe Shriners after seeing simi- division line for the North held at 4 p.m. Saturday, lar games in other states, and South teams is US July 27, at the University In 2012 the Iowa game and Highway 30 as it crosses of Northern Iowa (UNI) related activities gener- the state from east to west. Dome in Cedar Falls. ated $68,000. All profits This year there willbe Three Norwalk High fromthe game aredistrib- a mini-camp on the cam- School students will par- uted to the various Shrine pus of UNI for hospital ticipate in the event: Hospitalprograms, whichchildren. The children will Samuel George as a foot- include18 orthopedic hos- work with the football ball player and Courtney pitals, three burn centers players and cheerleaders. Maher and Allison Taylor and one that treat's all Other activities for 2013 as'cheerleaders, types of needs in Northinclude Player Parent's The Iowa Shrine All- America. Day, reception on campus, Star Football Game was There are 46 graduatingpizza party mixer, movie established by a group of high school seniors se-night, hog roast and honor banquet, as well as a 9:30 a.m. parade down Main Athletes Compete in Iowa GamesStreet in Cedar Falls on The 2013 Summer Iowa Games powered bythe Iowa game day, July 27. Food & Family Project will officially kickoff July 20 with the Opening Ceremony in Ames. Several individual and Crossroads team sport registration deadlines are approaching in the next week. Online registration and registration forms Sports Camp are available at www.IOWAGAMES.org. Crossroads Church will The 2013 Summer Iowa Games will hold competi- host the 5th Annual Sports t-ions in 58 sports, featuring more than 15,000 athletes Camp scheduled for July from all of Iowa's 99 counties. As Iowa's premier Olym- 15 - 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 pic-style sports festival, the Games will be held in 19 p.m. at the church, 2601 Iowa communities throughout the summer. Border St., Norwalk. The "The Iowa Games offers sports and events for every- event is free to all children one," commented Cory Kennedy, Marketing and Corn- entering Kindergarten to munications Director. "Whether it is a non-competitive 5th grade. bicycle ride or a competitive soccer match, we have Seven specific sports or sports from A to Z." activities will be offered. The majority of competitions take place July 13-14, They include basketball, July 18-21 and July 26-28 in Ames. New sports added to soccer, golf, cheer leading, this year's docket include a Drive, Chip and Putt con- dance, yard games and test and Zumba Fitness(r). Returning to the Games are make-it and take-it. the sports of Electronic Darts, Hapkido and Rowing. The Pre-registration is ap- Games offers events for athletes of all ages and abilities, preciated as certain sports "You Can Be an Athlete" at the 2013 Summer Iowa fill up fast. To register go Games. For more information and registration for the online to ww .2thecross 2013 Summer Iowa Games powered by the Iowa Food roads.corn, or visit the & Family Project, visit www.IOWAGAMES.org, church in person. Your local newspaper provides access to the information you need Need to know where your community's 4th of July activities will be held? Want to find out which couples are planning summer weddings? Look to your local newspaper ... it's the place to go for answers to questions like these and everything else that's important to you community Whether you read the print edition, follow Facebook posts or check the website from your phone, your newspaper is your best source of information. No matter how you access it - you can't find more in- depth coverage, more variety or more local content anywhere else. When it matters to you and to your community, your newspaper is there. That's why 84% of Iowans read their local paper every week. Access to the informaUon you need. All from your local newspaper. Source-Newt0n Marketing and Research2010 Iowa's ......... Newspapers OVIATT Concluded from p. 8 or investigate a local story (e.g., an upcoming fair). Tell kids: Write about the event as it unfolds so that you have it documented from start to finish. Play it: Take an adventure book with a clear plot (The Phantom Tollbooth, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, etc.) and invent a board game based on it. Comic strip: Write a comic strip about a fictional character or yourself. See how long you can keep the strip going. Read classic comics for inspiration. Summer science fun Summer is the perfect time for children to explore their extracurricular interests, like science. Here are some activities that will have children hypothesizing all the way to September. Map the weather: Keep a running log of the weather. Include temperature, hu- midity, clouds, precipitation, wind, air pressure. Can you predict what the weather will be tomorrow? Invent a recipe for a summer drink and share it with your friends. For example, the Citrus Sizzler: 1/2 cup Sprite, 1/2 cup pineapple juice, 1 spritz lime juice. Museum gallery: Collect pinecones, rocks, shells, or other natural objects to organize, categorizeand label. Present your own natural history museum. Hot-weather inventor: Design an invention that you can use during summer. Some ideas: sunglasses that change color from red to yellow to blue, or a new beach toy. Answer a question: How long does it take an ice cube to melt outside in the summer heat? In the refrigerator? In an air conditioned room? Float or sink: In a pool or the bathtub, hypothesize which items (soap, dry sock bottle of shampoo, rock, etc.) will float or sink. Test your hypotheses. Keeping kids motivated Parent involvement during the summer months is crucial to student success. Ac- cording to the National Education Association, "Parents who are acrively involved in their children's learning at home help their children become more successful learn- ers in and out of school." Encourage parents with a final newsletter full of activities that will stave off forgetfulness and even build skills over the summer. Set aside time each day to read. Track the books your child reads and reward him or her with a special activity or treat when he or she reaches certain milestones (for example, every 10th book). Do art projects based on favorite rifles, such as draw- ing a favorite scene, or making paper bag puppets. Visit your local library. Many libraries have wonderful summer reading pro- grams that reward children for the number of books they read. Make every day educational. Children learn problem-solving, math, science and vocabulary as they help with groceries, laundry and cooking. Create a summer scrapbook. Save postcards and movie tickets, record family stories or interesting events from each day, whether you're going on vacation or just going to your neighborhood park. Roadworthy car games For kids on the bus or families on vacation, put those long rides to good use with activities that keep the kids busy and build reading and math skills. For grades K-3: Car bingo: Create a car bingo card with words, shapes,, colors and items that children will likely see during a trip (stop signs, billboards, railroad signs, etc.) to reinforce reading skills, math and sight words. The number game: Look out the window and call out when you see one, two, three, or four of something and so on. " The alphabet game: One person chooses the right side of the road and the other chooses the left. Call out objects that you see in alphabetical order (you can use a sign only for one letter). The first person to get to the letter z wins. For grades 4--8: Capital game: Take note of each license plate you see, not by state but by state : capital. The first to correctly identify 10 state capitals wins. Cow game: One person takes the right side of the road, the other takes the left. Keep count of all the cows you see. You earn one point for each cow. When you see a cemetery out of your side of the car, you lose all your points. Animals galore: Decide on a number of points for each animal that you see (cow = 1 point, horse = I point, pig = 2 points, etc.). As you drive, add up the points. Play until one person gets 10 points, or for a set time. Math with license plates: Use the numbers on license plates to practice addi- tion, subtraction, multiplication and number patterns and see just how creative kids can get! Martensdale School Honored Keep Iowa Beautiful announces the 2013 Beautiful Iowa School awards to seven schools and organizations that teach environmental education, core academic skills, service learning and character. Those recognized with cash awards through KIB'S Teachers Going Green program included Martensdale-St. MarYs School-Martensdale. The Web-based program houses lesson plans, facilitator guides and service-learning strategy guides for schools and after-school programs, free of charge. Program information can be found at www, keepiowabeautiful.com. Communities, organizations and schools are inwtted to create Beautiful Iowa Schools in 2013-2014 and apply for the awards. Sixteen awards are available each year, ranging from $50 to $400, depending on the scope of the project. The program is available at no cost and includes award application, resources, support and ser- vice-learning guides. ! I owaN ewspape rCon nectio n. co m A mule won't sink in quicksand but a donkey will. like us on Facebook at WATCH DOGS - Norwalk III III I