The North Carolina Mountain State Fair 2013

North Carolina Mountain State Fair

The North Carolina Mountain State Fair just wrapped up 10 days of rides, attractions and fun at the WNC Agricultural Center on the southside of Asheville in Arden NC. We first stopped in the live animals and farming area and saw Bulls, Llamas, Horses and more. Then we headed down the hill to see all of the excitement and action. Great time for the family, couples, teens and kids. The NC Mountain State Fair is also a good place to bump into friends that we had not seen in years. So nice to see everyone!

Prince and Princess Dance Camp in Asheville NC

What: Prince and Princess Dance Camp
When: July 23rd- July 27th from 9am-12pm
How Much: $150.00
Where: The Asheville Ballet Studio, 4 Weaverville Highway, Asheville NC 28804

Join the Asheville Ballet’s Lindsey Kelley for a week of Prince and Princess fun at Prince and Princess Dance Camp! Children, ages 3-6, are invited to a week-long camp of dancing, singing, acting, games, plus arts and crafts, July 23-27 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. From the beloved Cinderella to the brave Nutcracker Prince, we will explore the adventures of our favorite Princesses and Princes, as well as create our very own fairy tales.  Children will learn the fundamentals of classical ballet and receive an introduction to both dance and acting improvisation. No prior dance training is necessary. Parents and visitors are invited to a special Prince and Princess Party at the end of the week. Come ready to move, create and be whisked away to a dancing dream land!

Camp will be held at The Asheville Ballet Studio, at 4 Weaverville Highway, Asheville NC 28804. Cost for the whole week is $150.

Lindsey Kelley, a native of the Florida panhandle, loves children. She received a BFA in Dance Performance from the University of South Florida in 2007.  Upon graduation, she has had the splendid opportunity to work with Monica Bill Barnes, Sean Curran, Rebecca Davis, Yesid Lopez, Laura Peterson, Becky Radway, Oliver and Teri Steele and Saul Ulerio in NYC. Lindsey is also a former member of Contemporary Ballet Theatre, The Human Institution, Michiyo and Dancers, Naganuma Dance and STEPS on Broadway’s Repertory Ensemble. Her own work has been presented at the American College Dance Festival, Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre’s 48-Hour Dance Festival, Food for Thought/Danspace Project, Goucher College, PMT Dance Festival, STEPS on Broadway and the Triskelion Arts Festival in NYC.

What to Bring:
1. Moveable attire (Princess gowns, leotards, crowns, wands, etc. are all welcome)
2. Water Bottle – *We will provide snacks*

ADHD Symptoms Milder After Green Space Playtime

Here is an ENS article that may be of helpful for anyone with ADHD or with children diagnosed with the condition.

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, September 16, 2011 (ENS) –

Children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder who regularly play outdoors in areas with green grass and trees have milder symptoms than those who play indoors or in built outdoor environments, University of Illinois researchers report.

The study of more than 400 children with ADHD found the association, which holds even when the researchers controlled for income and other variables. Although many children with ADHD are medicated, most “would benefit from….

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Terra Summer 2011 – the most delicious summer camp around

Hi everyone! Registration is open for the three sessions of Terra Summer 2011 – the most delicious, edgy, and environmentally minded summer program around!!! Please pass our flier on to teachers and friends with children. Help us make Terra Summer 2011 an opportunity for many more children! Session dates and details at our website, together with our newly-released documentary!

In gratitude,


Sybil Fix

Founder & Director