Thanks for stopping by A Family Place. I enjoy working with families, and sharing the power of music with them. Kindermusik provides this outlet for me. This blog will allow me to share thoughts and ideas that can help families in their journey.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Petting Zoo at Berry

Next week is Agricultural Heritage Week at Berry College.

What does that mean for you? Petting Zoo on the Krannert Lawn on MONDAY, MARCH 28

You can also view lots of farm equipment as you enter the Berry gates. This will spark lots of conversation among your children.

Here's is the line-up for the whole week:


Petting Zoo on Krannert Lawn


(Come see bunnies, lambs, calves, and other animals!)


AG Heritage Games on Krannert Lawn



Rent-A-Puppy on Krannert Lawn



Cookout on Krannert Lawn

Starting at 5pm and going until the Berry Angus Burgers run out!


Roping Demonstration on Krannert Lawn 10am-12pm

And later on Friday Night...

Bull Riding at the Gunby Equine Center starting at 8pm

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Here are a few updates as Kindermusik of Berry College wraps up spring classes:
  • Ms. Wendy's classes will NOT meet the week of March 28 – 31.
  • If you want to make – up a class, you are welcome to attend a different class, but be aware that not all classes will meet the week of March 28. The spring class schedule is listed at the end of this post.
  • Summer classes are set & the brochure can be found outside the Kindermusik room & online
  • PLEASE DO NOT let your child push the RED, Emergency button in the elevator! Security is getting annoyed! I realize children don't know what they are pushing, just make sure to monitor which button they push.
  • Stay with your child as you enter & exit the building. I know kids like to run ahead & hide, but they forget to remain quiet and there are classes & rehearsals taking place. ALSO, the rain will occasionally cause dangerous depressions in the ground next to buildings, so this is for your child's safety as well.
  • There are 7 weeks remaining in the spring semester, classes will end the last week of April or first week of May…depending on your teacher.
  • The fall class schedule will come out by the first of April, this will allow you to plan ahead.
  • Maymester classes begin the week of May 10, many classes will fill early…so make your selection and turn in your registration. $5 discount if you pay by May 1.

Spring 2011 class schedule
classes continue through end of April, first of May
Village (newborn - 18 months)
Monday 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday 10:15 a.m.
Wednesday 9:15 a.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m.

Our Time (18 months - 3 years)
Monday 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday 10:15 a.m.
Thursday 10:15 a.m.
Thursday 6:30 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m.

Imagine That! (ages 3 1/2 - 5)
Monday 5:30 p.m. (music library)
Thursday 11:00 a.m.
Friday 10:15 a.m.

Young Child, semester 2 - green folder
Tuesday 3:40 p.m.
Thursday 5:15 p.m.

Have a wonderful weekend, and enjoy the warmer temperatures.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Gardening Time

I think we can all agree that Berry College has a beautiful campus. Well, this is your chance to share in the beauty. You can purchase garden perennials & herbs THIS Friday, March 11 in the Horticulture Greenhouses! This will allow you to put Berry-grown plants in your garden over the weekend. For those of you who are not yet familiar with the location of the Horticultural Services Greenhouses, they are located behind the Ford Complex, near the Westcott building, adjacent to the baseball diamond.

Items for sale this year will include:

Culinary herbs will include Lemon Grass, Mint, Fern leaf Dill, Chives, Oregano, Fennel, Cilantro, Parsley, Thyme, and Stevia, the Sweet Herb. Lavender is also available, in a heat and drought tolerant variety called ‘Purple Elegance’.

Garden perennials including Hosta, pink Bleeding Heart, and Columbine, will be offered.

New this year are three varieties of Lenten Rose, ‘Pink Frost’, ‘Silver Moon’, and ‘Champion’. Perovskia, the Russian Sage is here, as well as Daylily, and Wojo’s Gem Vinca Vine, too.

Every garden needs a Coreopsis, and we have the thread-leaf variety ‘Zagreb’. Returning after many years of absence are the Veronicas. An old-fashioned favorite, the blooming spikes of bright blue ‘Royal Candles’ or the raspberry pink ‘Red Fox’ deserve a place in your perennial border. Veronica flowers are strong

and weather-proof, so don’t miss these favorites. The

Hosta offerings will include three easy, shade-loving varieties, and Rudbeckia ‘Indian Summer’ is here for dependable, summer-long color. Often requested, the Eucalyptus is here! This tender perennial may not live forever, but the interesting habit a

nd delightful scent makes it a fun addition to your garden. Don’t miss it!


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Spring is on the Way

The weather has been wonderful the past few weeks (with the exception of stormy Monday!), and Spring is right around the corner. Many of the area schools will be observing Spring break, and you are wondering "what about Kindermusik and the breaks?"

  • Berry College is on Spring Break the week of March 14 -18, but Kindermusik classes WILL MEET that week.
  • Kathryn's & Kay's classes will meet every week through the end of April, no spring break.
  • Wendy will observe spring break the week of March 28 - April 1.
  • Kathryn's & Kay's classes end the last week of April, except for the Monday classes which will continue through May 3.
  • Wendy's classes end the first week of May.
If you are thinking about music in the summer, that information will be coming SOON! More about those classes & dates in my next post.