Daily Archives: March 15, 2012

Kansas City Money Smart Day, March 31, 2012


 Money Smart Day, a free event sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, will offer 30 financial educational sessions on March 31. This will bring financial education resource providers and consumers together in one central location to learn about a host of financial topics for the whole family.  This event will be held at the American Century Investment Building at 4500 Main, Kansas City, MO 64111, from  9 a.m. to 4p.m.  In addition, there will be resources available, a youth center with activities, free financial tune-ups and the ability to run your credit report during the event. Registration and more details are available online


The Lorax

Today Rainbow Moonstone and I went to the movie theater called Cinemark.We were going to watch the Lorax. The movie was based on a Dr. Seuss favorite. If you don’t know what the Lorax is, I recommend reading the book first. The movie was about a boy, Ted Higgle and a girl named Audrey. Audrey thought aloud her wish of a real Truffula Tree, and Ted was determined to get it for her. (Their town has fake trees and they have to pay for fresh air.) He sneaked outside of town to hear the story of the Lorax, Bar-ba-loots, Swamee Swans, and Humming Fish. The tale was told by the Once-Ler, the man who chopped down all the Truffula  Trees.

However, O’ Hare, the boss of the fresh air company is furious and demands Ted to stop going to the Once-Ler, ( because apparently he thinks that trees give fresh air for free). One day, the Once-Ler throws Ted the last Truffula Seed down from his tall rickety house so Ted can plant his tree for Audrey. Then for the last 10 minutes of the movie, Ted’s awesome grandma, Audrey, and Ted himself go on an adventure to plant the seed without O’ Hare’s guards catching him.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS MOVIE. I thought it was funny and should send a message all over the earth into others’ hearts. Park Ranger, we should get the gems together on Earth Day, Watch this movie, and do fun activities to promote a healthy environment everywhere.