National Train Day
This Saturday (5/11) is National Train Day!
There are a ton of FREE events planned to celebrate National Train Day in several different cities. Check for events near you in NYC, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Chicago and Los Angeles, and others all around the country.
About National Train Day
National Train Day marks the 143rd anniversary of the creation of the nation’s first transcontinental railroad. On May 10, 1869, in Promontory Summit, Utah, the ’golden spike’ was driven into the final tie that joined 1,776 miles of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railways, forever transforming the face and character of America.
National Train Day is an annual celebration of train travel and the ways trains touch the lives of people across America. Train stations and other venues across the country host activities and exhibits that highlight the past, present and future of trains and travel. The ‘rail way’ comes to life for attendees, as well as those participating online and through social media. Only on a train do we see more of the world around us, and live more of the experiences we have when we discover the ‘rail way’. Look out your window. What do you see? Look around you. Who do you see? It’s all part of the journey.
What will you be doing for National Train Day?
Rise of the Guardians
Celebrate Easter with your favorite characters from Rise of the Guardians!
Rise of the Guardians is coming to Blu-ray and DVD this week.
To celebrate, the Simon Kidgits Club will be at Montgomery Mall (North Wales, PA) THIS Saturday, March 16. There will be crafts, activities, Easter bunny visits, giveaways, prizes and more!
About the Easter Event at Montgomery Mall:
On Saturday, March 16th, the Simon Kidgits Club at Montgomery Mall will feature exciting displays and activities inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s hit film Rise of the Guardians, which features the Easter Bunny, Jack Frost, Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and Sandman—together for the first time! Arriving on Blu-ray and DVD on March 12th, the movie tells the story of how these beloved heroes protect the hopes and dreams of children everywhere. Children and their parents are invited to come by and take part in Rise of the Guardians-themed arts and crafts activities and have a chance at winning some terrific giveaways!
the Rise of the Guardians giveaway
And to make sure everyone can take part in the fun, I have a copy of the Rise of the Guardians on DVD to give away to ONE lucky reader!
Just enter the easy Rafflecopter giveaway below for your chance to win. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Who is your favorite Rise of the Guardians character?
Game nights for me are all about bringing together our favorites: great friends, great games, great tunes and great snacks!
Here are just a few of my favorite essentials for game night with family and friends:
Games: Board games and cards are both favorites, but we’ve also gone electronic with game night occasionally (dance-off, anyone?).
Snacks: A party is not a party without chips and guacamole, at least at our house. Add a heaping bowl of popcorn and cold Diet Pepsi and we’re ready for a long evening of gaming!
Music: Of course, I also love to have some favorite music playing in the background, whether it’s a CD by one of my favorite artists, a special playlist or even make it a “BYO Music” night, where friends bring their favorites to share.
What’s your favorite way to spend time with friends?
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Disclosure: Thank you to Diet Pepsi for being a sponsor. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.