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Corduroy the Bear in Melbourne Florida

Corduroy the Bear in Melbourne FloridaBarnes & Noble, one of the largest book retail companies in the world, operates their retail stores more like community centers than bookstores. They want customers to stay awhile and enjoy all that their store has to offer and B&N has more to offer than just books.  Customers can enjoy food and beverage at their indoor café, learn about Nook HD and attend in-store events.

As a way to engage their customers, Barnes & Noble hosts several weekly events throughout each month.  A favorite event for parents and children is their storybook time called “Tales for Tots”.  During storybook time, children and parents gather in closely to listen as the storyteller reads from the pages of popular children’s books. 

This month on Saturday June 29th, the Barnes & Noble in Melbourne, FL has an extra special treat for the young children.  Corduroy is coming to the store!  The beloved teddy bear with the missing button in Don Freeman’s book is making a guest appearance at the store to read his story to the kiddos.  This is the perfect event for parents to bring their little ones.  Corduroy is happy to pose for pictures with his favorite young fans so parents are encouraged to bring their cameras with them.  

Barnes & Noble’s Tales for Tots story book time delivers a rewarding experience for young children while at the same time giving parents a chance to sit back and enjoy their coffee.  Along with Tales for Tots, Barnes & Noble also offers book club gatherings and Nook HD training sessions.  Be sure to check out their event calendar for upcoming events.

Surf Camp Florida

Surf Camp FloridaSchool is out for the summer.  The time of year which parents dread.  The kids are home all day and the parents have to work.  Who is going to watch the children?  They certainly can’t leave their children unsupervised.  What are parents to do?

Send the children to Surf Art Camp!  Surf Art Camp located at Beach Place Guest Houses at 1145 S. Atlantic Ave in Cocoa Beach is owned and managed by local community artist Mary Moon.  Mary Moon offers children fun filled days where they can surf the waves and create art.  Her camp offers the perfect combination for students to utilize both the body and mind.  Students burn off energy while riding the waves under the guidance of a trained surf instructor. Instead of being indoors playing video games, the kids are outdoors enjoying the sun and fresh ocean air.

Along with surfing, students take art classes taught by Mary Moon herself.  They learn different art techniques from mixed media, water color painting, sculpturing, and environmental art.  With Mary’s 30 plus years of art teaching experience, the children are definitely in good hands.

Each session runs Monday thru Friday from 9am to 3pm throughout the summer months.  The cost per session is $295, with board rentals costing an additional $25.  The days are scheduled for half the students to surf in the morning for two and half hours, while the other half creates art.  Then both groups break for lunch for an hour.  After lunch the groups switch activities so that each day students have the chance to surf and create art.  Please note that all Surf Art Camp counselors are first aid and CPR certified.

Parents interested in sending their children to Surf Art Camp can contact Mary at or call her directly at 321-799-3432.

This article is courtesy of Widerman Malek, PL, a patent law firm, copyright law firm and trademark law firm located in Melbourne Florida.