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Published on: February 18, 2015  

Top 10 Best Free Movies Apps For Android 2017

As you know, watching movies is the best time pass when you are at home sitting out of boredom. Many people watch movies in their free time. Now there are lots of free movie apps which are available for streaming online for your Smartphone like Showbox Apk Official – V4.81 free dowload.

If you are trying to find the best free movie apps for Smartphone, then no worries, here I have listed some of the best free movies apps for Smartphone today in this article. Let us check it out here down below.

Lists of Best Free Movies Apps for Smartphone

Here are the lists of some few best free movies apps for your Smartphone, which I will mention here down below:

Terrarium TV

Terrarium TV apps one of the best free movie apps for your Smartphone. This app was released five months back, and it is working quite well in the initial days. Terrarium TV app has a really good content and allows you to watch and download all kinds of movies and TV Shows on your device. The video quality is also very good; you can try using this app on your Smartphone.

Cinema Box

Cinema Box app is also one of the best free movie apps for Smartphone. This app allows you to stream free HD movies and TV Shows. You can also watch all your favourite movies and can download easily on your Smartphone. It is supported by Google Chrome cast which you can cast the video on a bigger screen for better view experience.

Mega Box HD

Mega Box HD is the latest free movie app where it allows you to watch movies and TV shows. This app is available for Smartphone. You can watch and download all free movies and TV Shows with the help of this app. You can try using this app on your Smartphone.

Bobby Movie Box

Bobby Movie Box app is only available for the Apple users. With the help of this app, you can watch all your favourite movies with high definition video quality. This app provides the users with very attractive and friendly Software. Well, you can also try downloading this movie app for your Smartphone. This movie app is also one of the best free movie apps for Smartphone.

So, folks, these are the lists of the best free movies apps for Smartphone which I have listed in the above article. You can try using anyone of them and enjoy watching all your favourite movies and TV Shows in your free time.

Published on: April 26, 2014  

Having Fun With Gardening

Spring has arrived! The days are longer, the sunshine peeks through the clouds more often, tulips and daffodils are in bloom, and the soil is warming up just a little bit. More daylight and warmth means that it is a great time for you and your child or teen to begin preparing your garden for spring planting! Kids and teens take to gardens in different ways depending on their ages, temperaments and, yes, even gender. Of course, children develop at different rates. Girl with Carrots Here are some ideas on what you and your child/teen can do with gardeing from preschoolers through the teen years: Preschoolers, AGES 3-4:  As long as we don’t expect to accomplish something in the adult sense of the phrase, gardening is great fun. We move mulch. We catch toads. We pull a few weeds. We blow the fuzz off dandelions. If a child wants to plant last night’s dessert–watermelon seeds, we do just that. This age of unbridled exploration must be accompanied exploration. Preschoolers are never safe unattended. And while you’re together, you have a chance to explain the life cycle of a seed or the history of evolution in an ancient fern. Let kids take the lead while you supply the background information. It’s in the storytelling that kids learn about gardening and the world. Don’t know all the answers? No one does. Library trips are part of the journey.

KINDERGARTNERS, AGE 5:  Gardens, great places to act out dramas, will serve children for a half dozen years or more. Create forts, tree houses, secret hide-a-ways, and kids’ own gardens where children can interact and learn. Continue to let kids take the lead. If your child sees a hollow stump as a potential troll house, drop your pruning shears and join him in inspecting it. Help him gather the supplies he needs to make the project happen. Assist only where needed–say in lashing sticks together to make a ladder, or by offering leftover nasturtium seeds or marigold seedlings to embellish his ideas.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLERS, AGES 6-7:  Your youngster’s improving reading and math skills add new depth to gardening fun. Now kids can make plant markers, read seed packets, pore over catalogs, and pay for nursery plants. And yet they’re still wide-eyed and open to nature’s mysteries. Soil, holes, and water hold endless fascination, as do bugs. But for children this age, the “doing” is still more important than the end result. For them, a garden is a willy nilly collection of plants of all shapes, sizes, and colors. A bouquet is whatever fits in the diameter of a palm and curled fingers and whose stems reach into a jar full of water.

MIDDLE SCHOOLERS, AGES 8-9:  The emphasis shifts from doing to doing well. Your children can design a garden on graph paper, thinking about flower heights and colors or how much space a tomato plant will need. They can translate that drawing to a real garden. Their ability to use tools increases; they can build arbors and fences. It’s never too early, but now is an especially wonderful time to enter your vegetables and bouquets in contests at the local fair or town events or to join a group such as a community garden, CSA, or 4-H. These activities combine gardening with friendships.

MIDDLE SCHOOLERS, AGES 10-11:  Garden is science, math, art, and still fun. Your youngsters can organize a class project to create a small garden at the local nursing home–and gain the support of businesses and parent volunteers. They can build garden structures and community. The opportunities for fun in the garden are endless. With a little imagination, this year’s scarecrows can look like the Spice Girls, or Arthur, or the scariest dementor Harry Potter ever met.

IN-BETWEENERS:  They may not be teenagers yet, but you’d never know it. At this age, if youngsters don’t take a hiatus from gardening in favor of friends and anything currently “super cool,” they can put their green thumbs to work in the family landscape and in community projects. While focusing on sports, fashion, or school plays fills their days to overflowing, how can gardening compete? In a word, it has to be “awesome.” Many students now do independent studies to demonstrate their mastery of a subject. These are the years when some gardening project guided by a biology teacher, group leader, neighbor, or parent just may set some youngsters on career paths. It’s enough to hope your child will grow up to garden, but who knows, you may have a budding botanist or future horticulturist in the family.

Check out the Family Fun section of our website for more activities you can do with your child or teen.  You’ll be glad you did!

Published on: June 6, 2013  

The GRuB Farm

Nestled into a cozy corner of West Olympia, GRuB Farm is making a big impact on our community!  The farm itself is a welcoming source of information on local, sustainable agriculture.  Moreso, the folks at GRuB are actively growing a healthier community.

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Aside from welcoming visitors to the farm, GRuB offers an array of programs for our community’s youth and those in need.  Youth programs at GRuB emphasize leadership and team building skills, as well as self development and community empowerment.  GRuB has launched an alternative high school pilot program for disengaged youth who struggle within the traditional school system, and they help these kids to thrive.  Additionally, GRuB offers a youth work program, and fieldtrip programs for local schools.

If your family would like to get involved in GRuB’s great work, GRuB offers a cornucopia of options.  Becoming involved with GRuB is a wonderful opportunity to teach your child community awareness, healthy living, and to cultivate an attitude of generosity and sharing.  Opportunities include:

  • The Bouquet CSA Program:  Your family can become an ambassador for youth by displaying a sustainably grown floral bouquet, delivered once a week from mid-July through late-August.
  • Cultivator Veggie CSA:  Pick up your weekly share of the bounty from late June through early October!  Youth who participate in growing these healthy foods are also given a share.
  • Giving Gardens Project:  When you purchase a garden, GRuB will come to your home and install your garden and they will also give a garden to a family in need, to help put fresh food on another table!
  • Shop!:  GRuB goods are available at their neighborhood market stand on Wednesdays starting in June through early fall, and on Tuesdays from 4-7 at the West Olympia Farmer’s Market at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.  Support the farm, and eat well!

GRuB is truly a community gem, offering many opportunities for your family to engage together, and helping to create a more bountiful community.

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For more information, visit GRuB’s delicious website, or call 360.753.5522.

Warmest Regards,

 

Gyro Psychology Services

Olympia, Washington

360.236.0206

866.616.GYRO

Published on: February 13, 2013  

High School Sailing Team at the Olympia Yacht Club

Grey skies and cold temperatures don’t seem to affect an eager group of learners as they don their life jackets to participate in sailing lessons as part of the Olympia Yacht Club’s Junior Sailing Program.
Last summer, over 175 youngsters learned the difference between tacking and jibing and how to hold a sheet with one hand and a tiller with the other.  With a fleet of Optimist Prams, 420s and Lasar sailboats to choose from, even children as young as 8 are able to “get their feet wet.”  In the morning, it’s the youngest children, dubbed Little Luffers, who take to the water.

In addition to the certified staff members, volunteer help comes in the form of high school students who have come through the program and have demonstrated boat handling skills.  While the instructors drive the safety boats, the volunteers often will jump in a boat with hesitant students to, literally, help show them the ropes.

Most of the volunteers participate on the high school sailing team run through the Olympia Yacht Club.  Open to students beginning in the 8th grade, the high school team is a composite team made up of students from Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater.

The directors are always looking for more students to join the team.  Last year they had a dozen students from area high school participate.  “If they’ve never sailed before and they jump into the high school program (we’ll) fit them right into the boat we’re sailing,” she says.   The team sails Lasars in the fall months and 420s in the spring.  The boats belong to the program.  All the sailors need to provide is a lifejacket and foul weather gear.

During the school year, practices for the high school team take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and run from 3:30 until dark.  The team travels to at least one regatta a month, “…anywhere from Bellingham down to Oregon.”   Although the hours are sometimes long, the team loves travel.

Because it’s a composite team, the OYC high school team is not eligible for district or national level titles, but the level of competition, even at the local level, is stiff.  If an individual desires, he or she can also compete in regular junior sailing regattas through local clubs and work their way up to national level competition through that system.

There is a distinct difference between the two routes.  Youth don’t have to wait until they are in high school to start racing either.  There is a Northwest Youth Circuit that the kids can go to travel and sail. The North West Interscholastic Sailing Association and the Interscholastic Sailing Association are other good resources for students interested in sailing.

For more information about sailing lessons, Little Luffers (8-12), Junior Jibers (12-18) and adult programs, or to learn more about the high school sailing team, contact Jan Visser through the Olympia Yacht Club, 360-754-6506.

Happy Sailing!

Gyro Psychology Services, Inc.
360.236.0206
866-616-GYRO (4976)

Published on: January 15, 2013  

Tacoma Astronomical Society

The Tacoma Astronomical Society hosts numerous activities, events, and educational programs of interest to both beginning and experienced amateur astronomers. Their monthly general meetings feature excellent programs presented by university faculty or experienced amateur astronomers. Twice a month, they invite the public to Pierce College where they give one of their popular presentations on astronomy.

If weather permits, they have a variety of telescopes available for viewing.

From April through November, they hold host public viewing at the W.M. Keck Observatory at Pacific Lutheran University.

In August, they hold their annual astronomy fair where they host a variety of presentations, workshops, games, and other activities for the entire day culminating in their largest star party. The star party goes into the early morning hours of the following day.

The society is committed to education. Their outreach program has been extremely successful in bringing star parties, solar viewing, presentations, and stomp rocket competitions to schools, libraries and other community groups throughout the region. Their student group meets regularly and provides classes and games for the teaching of astronomy and physics. The students also take field trips and hold an annual Messier Marathon. The Tacoma Astronomical Society also awards scholarships to student members entering college.

The Student Meetings have a regularly scheduled program and specific time slots set aside after break time for activities such as designing the Moon Habitat and Lunar Rover, studying the constellations, telescopes and deep sky objects, Astro-Jeopardy and Cash for Constellations. The Telescopes In Education (TIE) remote controlled telescope will occur as they receive permission for its use. The Student Meetings are held every fourth Friday in the Cascade Building, Room 203 at 7:00PM unless otherwise posted below. Student Observing Nights are held on the Observing Hill above the Sunrise Building. If the weather is poor on an observing night we will have plenty of games and activities in the Sunrise Building itself.

Resources on observing, outreach activities, events calendar, student and member meetings and local resources are available on their website.  The society also has a newsletterphotos taken by its members as well as schedule for student programs.

Happy Stargazing!

Gyro Psychology Services, Inc.
360.236.0106

Published on: January 10, 2013  

Tacoma Astronomical Society

The Tacoma Astronomical Society hosts numerous activities, events, and educational programs of interest to both beginning and experienced amateur astronomers. Their monthly general meetings feature excellent programs presented by university faculty or experienced amateur astronomers. Twice a month, they invite the public to Pierce College where they give one of their popular presentations on astronomy.

If weather permits, they have a variety of telescopes available for viewing.

From April through November, they hold host public viewing at the W.M. Keck Observatory at Pacific Lutheran University.

In August, they hold their annual astronomy fair where they host a variety of presentations, workshops, games, and other activities for the entire day culminating in their largest star party. The star party goes into the early morning hours of the following day.

The society is committed to education. Their outreach program has been extremely successful in bringing star parties, solar viewing, presentations, and stomp rocket competitions to schools, libraries and other community groups throughout the region. Their student group meets regularly and provides classes and games for the teaching of astronomy and physics. The students also take field trips and hold an annual Messier Marathon. The Tacoma Astronomical Society also awards scholarships to student members entering college.

The Student Meetings have a regularly scheduled program and specific time slots set aside after break time for activities such as designing the Moon Habitat and Lunar Rover, studying the constellations, telescopes and deep sky objects, Astro-Jeopardy and Cash for Constellations. The Telescopes In Education (TIE) remote controlled telescope will occur as they receive permission for its use. The Student Meetings are held every fourth Friday in the Cascade Building, Room 203 at 7:00PM unless otherwise posted below. Student Observing Nights are held on the Observing Hill above the Sunrise Building. If the weather is poor on an observing night we will have plenty of games and activities in the Sunrise Building itself.

Resources on observing, outreach activities, events calendar, student and member meetings and local resources are available on their website.  The society also has a newsletterphotos taken by its members as well as schedule for student programs.

Happy Stargazing!

Gyro Psychology Services, Inc.
360.236.0106

Published on: December 10, 2012  

OLYMPIC FLIGHT MUSEUM

Since 1999 the Olympic Flight Museum has exhibited some of the finest aircraft in aviation history.

There were two vintage planes, including a Japanese Zero, a couple of helicopters and three engines to look at and admire.

Their gift shop was filled with models, books and toys related to all things aviation and flight.

The showcases were filled with gauges and instruments from airplanes and helicopters, hats, jump boots and even uniforms that were worn by aviators that must have dated back to the second world war.

Outside the main hanger, was a plane and a helicopter which were set up to allow visitors to actually climb into the cock pit of get a real sense of what it is like to be a pilot of one of these magnificent aircraft.

The museum offers a variety of fun and educational activities for kids including rocket races. The rocket races event is designed to teach youth and adults about the principals of jet propulsion while encouraging craftsmanship, and friendly competition.

Santa plans to visit the museum via helicopter in December.

The museum has also teamed up with the Tacoma Astronomical Society where kids can learn about the constellations, planets and stars and how aviators used the constellations to help them navigate. This event typically occurs in the Spring/Summer. The museum also hosts an air show every summer and rents out its space for special events.

The Olympic Flight Museum is located on at the Olympia Regional Airport off of old Highway 99 SE. There is an entry fee: $5 for children 7-12 and $7.00 for adults.  Children 6 and under get in for free.  The exhibit hours vary by season so it’s best to check their website or call them at 360.705.3925 for their hours of operation and to learn about upcoming events.

Happy Holidays!

 

Gyro Psychology Services, Inc.

360.236.0206

Published on: November 16, 2012  

Olympia Hands On Children's Museum

The Olympia Hands On Children’s Museum stimulates curiosity, creativity and learning through fun, interactive exhibits and programs for children, families and school groups.  Their programs and participatory exhibits are designed specifically to encourage interaction and inquiry, as well as participation from the entire family.  They believe that learning occurs in a variety of ways, and that experiential learning is essential for proper brain development.  They actively partner with social service agencies, public schools, service clubs, public libraries, and other community organizations to bring interactive education to the community.

The Hands on Children’s Museum is having it’s grand opening on the November 10th – 12th. It’s new home is located on Olympia’s waterfront. The museum offers a variety of galleries and studios, and a wonderful outdoor discovery center. In addition to interactive galleries, the museum offers a preschool, school break camps, field trips and group visits, home school workshops and a variety of free classes and programs. They also offer a wonderful service for parents and children called, “Parents Night Out”.

The Hands on Children’s Museum has always been a favorite destination for so many south sound youth including my 4yo son and 6yo daughter.  Please give their friendly team a call at 360.956.0818 for more information about their facility and their many learning opportunities and activities.

Hope you and your family enjoy this wonderful local treasure.

Warmest Regards,

Gyro Psychology Services, Inc.
360.236.0206

Published on: October 9, 2012  

Schilter Family Farm

Taking the kids to a pumpkin patch has become a family tradition of ours.  The Schilter Family Farm located in the Nisqually Valley, offers a variety of activities for kids and their families year around.

 

 

The Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival is the primary activity in the fall. The festival is always a delight as our kids enjoy the petting zoo, a walk through the hay maze, climbing the hay castle in the play area, the corn maze, the tractor ride, the pony ride and a wide variety of other family friendly activities including the pumpkin patch itself.

The festival opens on October 1st and will remain open until October 31st.  There is an admissions fee for adults and kids of $3.00 during the week and $5.00 on the weekend.  Kids 2 years-old and under get in free.  They also offer weekend and weekday family passes as well as school field trips.

The staff at the farm also provide guided tours for students and teachers.  Educational opportunities abound throughout the farm for kids and teachers alike.

Shilter’s Family Farm grows a variety of trees for the holidays.  You can choose one of the pre-cut tress or you and your family can meander through the acres of live tress and cut down just the right one on your own. The friendly staff at the farm will help trim the tree and use netting so that it’s easy to transport home.  Tree cutting and pick up begins the day after Thanksgiving and continues through December 21st.

Please visit their website to learn more about scheduled activities & events.  You can also call them at, 360.459.4023 for more information.

We hope you and your family enjoy the fun and excitement of the change in season.

Be sure to check out other family-friendly community events and activities at Go-Gyro-Go.  You’ll be glad you did.

Have Fun!

Gyro Psychology Services, Inc.

360.236.0206

Published on: September 8, 2012  

Sea Scouts

Sea Scouting provides a great opportunity for youth 14-18 years old from Mason and Thurston counties to experience the natural wonders of the Puget Sound from the vantage point of the picturesque bays and inlets of the South Sound.

Their local chapter (453) has a variety of vessels ranging from small power boats, 1-2 man sailing skiffs as well as a 40 foot Navy launch named “The American Adventure.” The fleet also consists of a 27-foot sailboat called the “Seadog” and a 36-foot wooden powerboat named the “Gillespie.” The Seadog is primarily used for local races, day sails, and overnight trips while the Gillespie is used for day trips, weekend trips, and for a ten-day cruise ever summer.

The Sea Scouts go on at least one overnight cruise or activity each month, and a 10-day long cruise during the summer. Some favorite weekend cruise destinations include: Jarrell’s Cove State Park, Penrose Point State Park, Gig Harbor, Steilacoom.

Places of interest during the 10-day long cruise may include: Seattle, Blake Island State Park, Friday Harbor, San Juan Islands, Hood Canal, Canadian Gulf Islands, Victoria B.C., Alaska.

Sea Scouting has four (4) advancements in which boating and leadership may be learned: Apprentice, Ordinary, Able, Quartermaster. Each level requires new nautical skills and seamanship abilities. The Quartermaster, the highest level, is equal to an Eagle Scout.

The sea scouts compete against other NW area Sea Scout Ships in boating skills and athletic competition twice each year. In addition, they often participate in and provide volunteer support to community events such as the Olympia Harbor Days, Wooden Boat Fair, Parade of Lighted Christmas Ships, Toliva Shoals Sailing Race, and Lakefair.

Please visit their website for more information, gallery of photos, calendar of events and to download a youth application.  Please contact Mike Godat to learn more about this exciting program, 360-918-6426.

Bon Voyage!

Gyro Psychology Services, Inc.
360-236-0206

 

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