Saturday, December 4, 2010

Back to Nature (Center)

It's been a while since I've taken the kids to the Dunwoody Nature Center, so we stopped by today for a special event.  As advertised here and on other blogs, today was Gifts for the Earth day at DNC.  The event was sponsored by Councilwoman Bonser and her husband.
The Steelers have a big game this week against the Baltimore Ravens
kids shown mixing lard and bird seed in a bowl.  A string is added so it can be hung on a tree limb

Kids rotated to different stations, creating some simple bird-feeders and other crafty things.  My 8 year-old was thrilled to take possession of the electric glue gun (a slightly smaller grip on the glue gun compared to her Ruger Mark II, but a sense of power and responsibility just the same).
cookies, hot chocolate, snacks
give boys a football, a little bit of outdoor space, some cold weather and they take care of the rest

I was impressed with the high school kids their to volunteer.  Kids were from Chamblee High School and also Riverwood Int'l Charter School  volunteered at today's event. Not sure if the two groups of high-schoolers squared off later in a High School Quizbowl or not, but these were some really nice kids out there today. 
Su Ellis and Adrian Bonser with a few participants
I kept my Hoegaarden bottles cold in the stream, then a few other dads sent their kids in 'fishing' for the cold refreshing Belgian  beer

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Two New Board Members

Jester 3482  (55%)
Redovian 2806 (45%)

More Results
 Jester 321  Redovian 81

Jester 150  Redovian  254

Jester 129  Redovian  45

Jester 83  Redovian  134

Huntley Hills
Jester 121  Redovian  26

Jester 171  Redovian  209

Nancy Creek
Jester 135  Redovian  23

Jester  71  Redovian  154

Approx Total so far:
Jester 2287, Redovian 1942

Looks like Doona Edler in s DeKalb taking care of business with Zapora Roberts soon to pack her bags.  I'd like to quote the great Kenny Powers here, but I'll refrain.

Voting Results

N Peachtree
Jester 79  Redovian 59

Jester 71  Redovian 154

Dunwoody library
Jester 150  Redovian  247

Dunwoody Elem
Jester 136  Redovian  235

All Saints
Jester 135  Redovian  233

Jester 283  Redovian  34

Henderson Middle
Jester  227  Redovian  67

P-Tree Middle
Jester 50  Redovian  35

Atl Church of Christ
Jester 150  Redovian  254

Jester 56  Redovian  100

More to follow

Jester Wins

In the bunker on a cold rainy night, drinking a few tall White Russians (Sky vodka, Kahlua, Horizon Dairy brand milk).  Results to follow, but looks like a blowout.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Saturday at Dunwoody Nature Center

Dunwoody Nature Center
Dear Friend,
We are grateful for the generosity of Adrian and Brian Bonser, and the Gendell Family Foundation, for sponsoring Gifts for the Earth.  As a result, this special Saturday event is free, and a great opportunity to explore Dunwoody Park if you haven't visited us before. The weather forecast promises sunshine, so bundle up and join us for great family fun!
Gifts for the Earth
Saturday, December 4
10 am - Noon
A Family Program Sponsored by Adrian and Brian Bonser and the Gendell Family Foundation
Turnabout is fair play: make something special for the earth that gives us so much. Create natural animal feeders and other gifts for the creatures who call Dunwoody home. Make one for Dunwoody Park and take one home to share with people you love.  Walk the trails, explore the wetlands along our boardwalk, and enjoy the fall foliage from our treehouse learning pavilion.
This FREE family program is sponsored by Adrian and Brian Bonser and the Gendell Family Foundation. Marion Gendell and her late husband, Gerald Gendell, established the foundation to make philanthropic contributions supporting Jewish organizations, the arts, education and medical research.  Their daughter, Adrian Bonser, continues the family’s support of education, including the environmental education programs of Dunwoody Nature Center.  Councilwoman Bonser and her husband Brian chose to sponsor Gifts for the Earth because they believe in the mission of the Center and wanted to make a gift to the City of Dunwoody. As a result, there is no charge for participating in this fun family event.
Coming Soon ...
  • Lunch & Learn Adult Lecture Series in January and February
  • 2011 Summer Camp Registration begins for Members February 1
What's Happening
at YOUR Dunwoody Nature Center?
November 29, 2010
Dunwoody Park is open 7:00 am to sundown, seven days a week, free of charge. Dunwoody Nature Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Visit us soon!
Our Mission
Dunwoody Nature Center inspires the love of nature and cultivates environmental understanding and stewardship by:
  • Conserving and enhancing Dunwoody Park
  • Educating children, families, and adults of all ages about the natural world and our place in it
  • Motivating environmental awareness and responsible action.
Dunwoody Nature Center is located on the grounds of Dunwoody Park.
Learn More about Dunwoody Nature Center
Contact Us
What's In The Park?
Dunwoody Park is beautiful in every season. Turn into our lane, walk through the woods, and enjoy Dunwoody's hidden treasure.
Get a sneak peak at some of the special places you can enjoy at Dunwoody Park. 
Dunwoody Nature Center
5343 Roberts Drive
Dunwoody, Georgia 30338