February 16, 2011

Youth Programs Showcase 2011

For our February meeting we again had a joint meeting with the Birmingham Au Pairs. Because I had asked everyone to save Sunday, Feb. 13th for our meeting I found myself rather limited in choices of things to do. Fortunately I stumbled across information about a "Youth Programs Showcase" with tickets just within my price range: $20. So that's where we went.

Let me tell you, I am so, so glad we did. The performance was absolutely fantastic. Okay, so maybe I wouldn't have picked certain songs, or maybe I didn't like their interpretation of some of the numbers, but the incredible talent of these young people on stage was so amazing, that it didn't matter if some of it wasn't to my taste. There were approximately 90 performers, ranging in ages from 5 to 18. The performed over 20 songs, from Broadway, movies, and pop culture, complete with costumes and choreography. I was in 7th heaven. (Have I mentioned that I'm a big fan of musicals and live performances?)

I was disappointed that fewer than half of the Au Pairs were able to come. I won't see most of the Birmingham Au Pairs again because they'll have their new Area Director next month, and I also missed seeing some of my own Au Pairs - one of whom is leaving this month and I probably won't see her again either. Once the performance began I was sad so many hadn't come for another reason: I was sad they missed this incredible event. Next month I think we're going to go bowling, but I plan on scheduling another live performance outing before too long!

February 1, 2011

February 2011 Newsletter

Welcome to February!

I have to admit that February is my favorite
month because it includes my birthday :-) It's also a month full of
holidays (which sometimes mean a day off from school) and we
start looking forward to warmer weather and spring.

February's Holidays:
Feb. 2: Groundhog Day - A special day for Punxsutawney Phil
Feb. 12: Lincoln's Birthday - Sixteenth president of the USA
Feb. 14: Valentine's Day - A day of candy, cards, flowers, & hearts
Feb. 15: President's Day - Celebrating our nation's presidents
Feb. 22: Washington's Birthday - First president of the USA

Important Information

This month I am continuing to provide service to both the
Huntsville and Birmingham areas. We expect to have an Area
Director in Birmingham by March 1st. Our combined Au Pair
meeting will again be in Birmingham.

February Au Pair Activity

Youth Programs Showcase 2011 by The Red Mountain Theater Company
Virginia Samford Theatre, 1116 26th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35205
Sunday, Feb. 13th at 2:00pm. Please plan to arrive at 1:40pm.
Admission is $20. More info and to purchase tickets online:

Save These Dates

March 13th, April 10th, May 15th.

Au Pair Birthdays

There are no Au Pair birthdays this month.

Arrivals/Departures

This month we are sad to say goodbye to Isa. She will begin her extension year on Feb. 22nd and we wish her the best of luck with her new family!