Entertainment » Vol. 14

For the Grandkids

This Magic Moment… Brought to you by the Harlem Globetrotters

By Kim Dunbar

Globetrotter Anthony “Buckets” Blakes

Globetrotter Anthony “Buckets” Blakes believes he has the greatest job in the word. He travels the globe making people smile and no matter where he goes, he’s always a member of the home team.

“We’re accepted with open arms and I love that,” said Blakes.

Coming off their most successful season of ticket sales in the organization’s 83 year history, Blakes and the Harlem Globetrotters are geared up to offer a truly fan-tastic experience for millions of more fans during their 2010 “Magical Memories” tour which stops at the DCU Center on Feb. 28th.

Blakes said fans can expect to see “magic in itself” at this year’s show. “This is one of those entities where the whole family is on the same page. A 70-year-old grandparent and their 17-year-old grandchild can have fun together at a Globetrotters game—where else can you do that for two hours?” said Blakes. “We are all kids for two hours. That’s what the Magical Memories tour is about.”

Blakes said the tour and the team are not just about basketball, they’re about bringing families together. “Whatever it takes, we are going to make sure you have a wonderful time together,” he said.

Blakes said that “everyone has a Globetrotters story” and the organization wants people to continue to get excited about the team. “That’s what the ‘Magical Memories’ tour is all about. We look forward to making some magical memories with you,” added Blakes.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.harlemglobetrotters.com or www.dcucenter.com.

Curious George Comes to the Hanover Theatre!

Show times: 3/5 (7pm), 3/06 (10:30am, 2pm), 3/7 (1pm, 4:40pm). Ticket prices: $14-$42, discounts available. Run time: 90 min.

CURIOUS GEORGE® is excited! It’s the annual All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day at Chef Pisghetti’s popular Italian restaurant and George is going to be the Chef’s special helper. But when Chef Pisghetti and George go out to serve their customers, no one is there. They’re all across the street marveling at Phinneas T. Lightspeed’s new high-speed Meatball-o-Matic! Chef Pisghetti worries that no one wants his famous homemade meatballs anymore, and vows to never cook again. Unless George can save the day!

To help his good friend, George embarks on a fun-filled, musical journey that takes him and Chef’s meatballs across the world to Rome, Italy, for the international Golden Meatball Competition. Under the watchful guidance of his friend, The Man With the Yellow Hat, George learns more about friendship, travel and meatballs than he’d ever imagined. When George and his friends come to life on stage, your whole family is in for the adventure of a lifetime! Come and experience for the first time ever the beloved world of Curious George Live! on stage!

www.thehanovertheatre.com

Piggy Offers Grandparents and GrandKids a Safe and Stylish Solution for Nail Painting – and It is as Natural as Mud!

for-the-grandkids-piggypaintPiggy Paint provides a safe and fun alternative to nail polish, so little girls can play dress up in style.

Grandparent-child bonding is crucial to having a strong relationship in the years to come. Don’t write nail polish off as just another cosmetic. It can be used as an educational tool for teaching young

children color and pattern recognition and motor skills, and gives grandparents, parents and kids something to giggle about and have fun with together. As natural as mud, yet as colorful and glossy as the harmful chemical laden nail polishes, Piggy Paint is the safest polish for the job.

Melanie Hurley, creator of Piggy Paint, wasn’t comfortable using regular polish on her young daughters. While painting their nails with regular solvent-based polish, it dripped onto a foam plate and ate its way through. Its apparent strength combined with the strong fumes made her afraid the girls might ingest it when they put their fingers in their mouths, and led her to look for an alternative.

Piggy Paint is a water based, non-flammable nail polish free of the chemicals regularly seen in common nail polishes. Piggy Paint is made from natural ingredients including water, water-miscible acrylic resins and thickeners, and glycol ethers. This makes it non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and gives it a less harsh odor. All the vibrant hues of Piggy Paint are made from FDA certified colorants. Made in the USA with ingredients from the USA means it stands up to high standards of quality and aids American businesses.

Kids can be very squirmy when they are told to sit still, making it hard to apply polish. With Piggy Paint, you don’t have to worry about getting it on children’s skin. Instead of using harsh nail polish removers, with even stronger fumes and chemicals than the polish, Piggy Paint comes off with their Piggy Paint Nail Polish Remover made from natural ingredients. Like the polish, it is hypoallergenic, biodegradable, and contains no acetone. It even contains Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to moisturize and protect nails and cuticles.

Its innovative concept and environment friendly design has won it several awards including the Best Product Award by Orca Communications Unlimited, LLC, the 2009 Gold Award by the Family Review Center, and the Safe Alternative Product Award by safbaby.com.

www.piggypaint.com

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