You can create your very own cards to shine, sparkle, and spin. A quick trip to a craft store can net you a few things that can help you turn out beautiful and amazing holiday cards.
What fun is it to make a building? Just a building, maybe not so much fun. But how about a superhero headquarters, a garage, a space station, a cottage, a stable, or a fashion doll house? By using recycled materials from around the house, and a few craft supplies, you can design your own toys exactly the way you want them.
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The Central Rappahannock Regional Library is participating in America Recycles Week: November 5-13.
Help local nonprofits and learn more about recycling in our community by joining the Recycling Committee of the Rappahannock Group Sierra Club and Ten Thousand Villages in celebrating America Recycles Week!
There are several ways to participate:
Download this PDF with all the details and a list of participating area locations.
1. Pick up a recycling punch card and a list of all participating organizations at any sponsor donation location during the week of November 5. Participate in at least 10 sponsored recycling activities to complete your punch card by November 13. Bring your completed punch card to the Closing Celebration at Ten Thousand Villages on Sunday, November 13 at 1pm to enter the door prize drawings! *
"Tag Your Bag:"
2. Develop a new habit - Bring your reusable bag as you shop locally this week. Pick up your recycled tag to attach to your reusable bag at any of the week’s events. Purchase at the listed sponsors and use your own bag. Ask sponsors to initial your tag. Get 6 initials and you will be entered to win great door prizes at the Closing Celebration at Ten Thousand Villages on Sunday, November 13 at 1pm.*
*Must be present to win.
Since 1997, many Americans have set aside time to encourage recycling efforts in their communities each November. While it's true people of an older generation practiced thrift as a matter of necessity, many young bloods were buying into a throw-and-go mentality, not realizing that reusing resources is a good way to take better care of ourselves, our neighbors, and our planet.
For National Recycling Week, the Central Rappahannock Regional Library will be joining other organizations and businesses for a fun week of recycling activities. Collect punch marks for a chance to win door prizes at the end of Recycling Week. You can pick up a card at any participating group, including the library. Get a punch for going on a Leave No Trace Hike. Get a punch for a visit to a rain garden or attending a seminar. Or, do it the recycling way.
Holly and ivy, pine and balsam, there are so many sweet smells of Christmas. You and your family can make your own beautiful wreaths to decorate your home or give to friends and neighbors.