DÍA DE LOS NIÑOS CELEBRATION

When Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where Central Mall
El dÍa de los NiÑos/El dÍa de los Libros (Day of the Child/Day of the Book) is a celebration based on childhood and literacy that began in 1997. Borrowing from the traditional Mexican holiday “El dÍa de los NiÑos,” the American version expanded to include literacy when acclaimed author Pat Mora took up the cause in 1997. A year later, the U.S. Congress officially designated April 30 as “Day of the Child.”

Members from GCC’s MEChA Club will set up games to celebrate this event.

 

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Festival of Tales This Saturday at PVCC

FESTIVAL OF TALES
Saturday, December 5, 2015 • 9:00am-2:00pm • FREE Admission
Event registration located in the Kranitz Student Center (KSC) • Click HERE for Campus Map

Festival of Tales is a fun day of reading, literacy and cultural activities for children and families that includes storytelling, arts and crafts, games, face painting, live music, food trucks and much more!

In its eighth year at PVCC, Festival of Tales brings books to life through the art of storytelling and provides FREE books to children who participate in the activities. PVCC’s Art of Storytelling classes, Education Program, the Divison of Fine & Performing Arts, and the Commercial Music Program present this free event for children in the community. Storytelling sessions are at 10 am, 11:30 am, and 1 pm. In addition, PVCC’s Partners in Art Club will provide demonstrations of pottery making and clay sculpting, and Bricks4kidz.com will provide LEGO buidling stations that focus on STEM principles (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

The festival also features live musical performances by Heidi Swedberg and the Sukey Jump Band (children’s music), PVCC student music ensembles, Benchmark School Show Choir, Valley Academy Choir and much more!

If you are concerned about where your food comes from, this is the book for you.

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I am currently enrolled in  Sustainable World (SUS110), a class with Steven Emrick and we are reading, The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan.

Without giving away too much, it’s broken up into three major sections. The Omnivore’s Dilemma is about the corn industry, cattle “ranching”, agriculture policy, and how America evolved into an a country of sugar consumers, habitual eaters, and obese diabetics. The book also brings into question the industrial food complex and it’s affects on the environment. Alternative types of agriculture and food production are discussed as a healthier and cleaner option for the environment. Not to mention, Michael Pollan has a witty tone that is comical and amusing.

A series of questions present itself in Omnivore’s Dilemma and leaves you “hungry” for more. Which industry is really beneficial in regards to the foods we eat, our health and the environment? How does nature work, how do we defy nature, and should we destroy it and replace it with genetically modified species? When you go to McDonalds or the grocery store, what are you really buying? Who benefits more from what you eat, you or the producer? Do we continue down the path of going to extreme lengths to produce food for the consumer or the producer? Can the citizens of the world sustain themselves if we return to the good ol’ days of hunting and foraging for food?

This book will leave you questioning whether or not to eat that steak, or drink that soda.                ((O).(O))

-jeri 🙂